We rely on our cars to get us back and forth to work, drop our children off at school, or for taking a family vacation. But cars can break down at the most inconvenient time and in the most inconvenient place, so it's best to be prepared for an emergency.
By taking the time to prepare a car emergency kit you'll be prepared for just about anything that may happen while traveling. You know...an ounce of prevention. Of course you'll want to have some basic tools in your car for mechanical emergencies, but you'll also need to pack items that will keep you and your passengers safe and comfortable.
Things you may want to consider packing include:
Energizer flashlight and extra batteries
Wet Ones Wipes
First Aid Kit
A local map (It's what we used before GPS and you'll need it if you have no cell signal)
Hat, gloves, extra socks, and a pair of boots
Scissors and/or a knife
Bright colored shirt (to increase being seen by passing motorists)
Snacks and water
Rain gear and/or a good sized plastic tarp
Books, toys and games
Keeping a car emergency kit will provide you with peace of mind as well as provide the items necessary to rescue yourself in a true emergency. Be sure to periodically check the contents of your kit and replace items as they expire or have been used.
I put together an Emergency Winter Survival Kit, (You can see the items I included in greater detail in my Google + album.) which I donated to Lamb's Fold Center for Women and Children. The Lamb’s Fold, a partner agency of United Way of Will County, helps homeless women and children and victims of domestic violence transition to successful independence through educational enhancement, supportive services, and personalized recovery services.
Learn more about Energizer and Champions for Kids:
Champions For Kids Website
Energizer’s Positive Energy Website
@Champions4Kids on Twitter
@Energizer on Twitter
Champions for Kids on Facebook
Energizer on Facebook
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions are my own and photos are my own.