Ever wonder what a good list of items you should keep in your car in case of emergency?
I have put together a list to print out of items to keep in your car during winter or for emergencies.
This is a homemade car survival kit printable checklist so you can gather all of these items yourself and put in a storage container that will go in the trunk of your car.
Just this past Christmas day, there was a travel advisory and the plows were not on the roads. We were traveling back from my in-laws and we barely made it up a snow covered steep road near our house.
I was thinking about all of the gear we would need if we needed to abandon our car and walk home (or wait a long time for a tow truck.) I was thankful I had most of these items (especially the cold or snow items) in my trunk!
- Phone Charge Cord (one that is dedicated to the car)
- Fire Extinguisher
- Window Hammer/Seatbelt Cutter (keep in drivers door pocket to get out or into a car in an emergency; smash bottom corner of window)
- First Aid Kit/Trauma Kit
- Tourniquet – (look into purchasing the SWAT-T because it’s better for children)
- Quick Clot
- Pressure Dressing
- Band aids & Antibacterial ointment
- Antiseptic Wipes (or see why I prefer Norwex Travel Cloths)
- Diapers/Wipes (even if your kids are out of diapers, the wipes are still useful for clean ups/sticky hands)
- Hand Sanitizer
- Latex Gloves
- Paper Towels
- Bee Sting Stick
- Benadryl (allergic reactions, rash)
- Pain Medicine (acetominophin, Ibuprofin, aspirin)
- Extra dose of prescription medications
- Ice Pack (instant cold pack)
- Leatherman/Pocket Knife
- Flashlight (lithium battery)
- Food; (MRE or other non perishable)
- Emergency Money (I always keep a $20 bill in my glove box)
- Emergency Blanket (thermal blanket, space blanket etc.)
- Tools: Hammer, Screwdriver, Pliers
- Duct Tape/Gorilla Tape
- Rope/Tow Strap
- Jumper Cables/Battery Pack
- Wiper Fluid (especially in winter)
- Any vehicle fluids specific to your cars needs (if you have an older car that has a specific issue)
- Gas Can (most gas stations have them for sale)
- Cold Weather Gear (coats/sweatshirts, hats, mittens, boots – don’t forget sizes for the kids!)
- Old Towel (to wipe down wet slides at the playground😆)
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