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What supplies should you keep in your car? What if you get a flat tire, get stranded in a ditch or see a disabled car on the breakdown lane?
This article outlines the major components of a car's preparedness assets.
35 Items to Put in Your Car Today
- spare tire
- tire air pump (like this one)
- tire wrench
- jumper cables (basic cables here)
- windshield wiper fluid
- ice scraper
- quart of oil
- complete change of clothes for each family member
- pair of boots + sneakers
- hat, scarf, mittens, gloves
- snow jacket
- snow pants
- shirt (long + short sleeve)
- underwear, socks
- diapers + wipes (if necessary) + small stuffed animal (for kid's morale)
- small general purpose shovel
- 2 regular blankets (you can never have enough blankets, even small ones like these)
- 1 heated blanket (I love mine!)
- bug spray
- knife (this knife has a seat-belt cutter and window-smashing end)
- GPS ( + charger)
- phone charger
- Protein bars (tasty non-melting ones)
- paper towels + wet wipes + tissues
- plastic bags (grocery bags)
- sleeping bag (a warm one like this one)
- 72-Hr Bag or Get Home Bag
The 72-Hr Bag
Don't have a 72-hr bag yet? learn about it here: 4 Steps to Building a Better 72-Hr Bag
Here are some elements that are especially important for the car.
- mylar emergency blankets
- fire items (lighters, candles, etc)
- MRE's (ready to eat foods)
- Medical kit (band-aids, wipes, etc) (pre-assembled one)
- glowsticks + flashlight
- spare batteries
- hand crack radio
- water bottle (my go-to bottle)
- work gloves
- duct tape
What do you keep in your car that you couldn't live without? Thanks for stopping by!
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