A DIY Emergency Car Kit should be something you keep in your car at all times. Being prepared for a variety of issues on the road will help to keep you and your family safe. Whether it is a long road trip or just running errands; things can happen. Sure, it could be a zombie apocalypse but more likely, severe traffic jams, car trouble, getting lost. Let’s be like the scouts and Be Prepared!
An emergency car kit that covers the basic needs of you, your family and your car will give you peace of mind when you’re on the road.
DIY Emergency Car Kit
I have broken down what you need for, your emergency car kit, into sections by the type of items. I hope this makes it easier to put the kit together.
Emergency Car Kit – Provisions
- Water – I know plastic is taboo but it is better than dehydrating. Think about having at least 1 gallon per person in the car. Smaller bottles are water better, especially if you have to get out and walk. If you want to take this to the next level you could consider Life Straws for each person.
- Sports Drinks – if you’re in a hot climate it may be a good idea to add drinks that will help you with energy and hydration. You can get these in powder form so they take up less room.
- Non-Perishable Snacks – granola bars, R Bars, nuts, dried fruit, cracker packets, jerky. Thinks long shelf life and easy to eat without utensils.
- Hard Candies – sure it is a sweet treat but it can also keep your mouth moist.