Our planet is in the process of remodeling itself. Storms and emergency situations for her inhabitants are a byproduct of this process. To ensure the safety of both you and your loved ones, I encourage everyone to keep a car survival kit with them at all times, especially if you are driving in remote areas. Even if you are simply planning a short drive across town, it is wise to have your survival kit with you in case of an accident or emergency. If you never use it for personal use, who knows when another citizen may need your assistance.
Creating a survival kit at home is simple to do. There are also many kits available for purchase in outdoor stores and online. Personally, I recommend creating your own so that you can match the kit to suit your own individual needs and your specific geographical location. If you decide to purchase the pre-made kits, you can always add a few items to personalize it for your own individual use.
Don’t just buy a survival kit and toss it in the trunk of the car. Take the time to look over the items in it. Also, make sure that you research the items so that you know how to properly use them. It is important that you become familiar with the items before you really need them. An item that you can’t use effectively is not going to prolong your life in an emergency.
Items that I Highly Recommend:
Always have a flashlight and batteries in your kit. An extra outfit is also a good idea to keep on hand. Waterproof matches and candles will come in handy. Keep a small can in your survival kit to use for collecting drinking water. Road flares, jumper cables, and a small shovel are valuable tools to have as well. Keep a small stash of tools handy, such as a hammer, screwdriver, and an adjustable wrench.
A pocket knife or survival knife can be one of the most versatile items to keep with you at all times in your pocket. Again, learn to use all the features in this particular tool.
Keep a small supply of dried foods, energy bars, and bottled water in your vehicle. These food items will provide valuable nourishment to prolong survival until you can get the help you need.
Snow storms are increasing worldwide, even in areas where snow is not prevalent. Traveling in cold weather can be extremely dangerous. Always keep an extra blanket in the car with you at all times. Spare hats and gloves can help keep you warm and dry in an emergency. A bag of kitty litter can be helpful during snowy months. This item can help you to get the traction you need on the snow and ice.
Having a form of communication is key. The problem with cell phones is that they must be charged. Consider keeping a crank-style cell phone charger in your car emergency survival kit. This item may make it possible to charge your cell phone and call for help in the event of an emergency.
No one ever wants to use a car emergency survival kit, but it can save your life. Check your kit often to make sure all items are in place. Replace any items that have been used or removed. Consider practicing a mock emergency to refresh your memory on how to use some of the items in the kit. Taking the time to adequately prepare for an emergency can help you to survive in a serious situation