Creating an Emergency Preparedness Kit

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Nov 13, 2013

There’s nothing scarier than being caught in an emergency unprepared - especially when you are all alone and in the middle of nowhere. Knowing how fickle cars can be sometimes, it could happen to you at any time, no matter how many times you have trekked cross country in your reliable car. In fact, it will probably happen when you least expect it, so it is important to prepare yourself and your car for any possible emergencies.

Prepare accordingly

Depending on where you live, there are many different circumstances you may have to prepare for. For example, weather in Florida is vastly different from that of Montana, and you would want to prepare accordingly. As Florida gets rather hot, it would be wise to have more than a few extra water bottles in an emergency preparedness kit. On the other hand, Montana is very cold, and you would want to include things such as a blanket and hand warmers in order to keep warm if necessary.

Have the right tools

No matter where you are, it will be important to have light. Carry a flashlight with extra batteries in your kit, and check regularly to make sure it is in working order. If your car breaks down, you may want to have extra oil or jumper cables at the ready for a quick restart.

Unless you are planning on going on a really long trip, it will not be necessary to carry some emergency kit items daily. But whatever can go wrong will go wrong eventually, so it is important to be prepared for it. 

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