|KEEP YOUR CAR STOCKED FOR EMERGENCIES YEAR ROUND|
|Posted on: Nov. 14, 2017 in Safety|
An emergency kit is the sort of thing everyone should have in their car, but many don’t think about packing until it’s too late. Even if you only get stuck a few miles from home, it may be too far from help to get to you quickly and leaving you stranded on the roadside for a time. With winter on the way, getting stuck can be an even bigger hassle, or even dangerous. Especially if you’ll be traveling a long distance or through an isolated area, having a well-stocked emergency kit in the car can really save the day.
These items are particularly helpful if you travel through wooded or secluded areas.
Food and Drink
If you do a lot of driving through populated areas or near stores, this part of your kit may not be as important. However, you never know when your car will break down. Even being stuck for a short time with hungry kids is a bad idea! Pack a few essential non-perishables and rotate the out each season so they don’t go bad.
If you’ll be travelling far or through a very isolated area, these items become much more important. If you’re generally driving around town, you may opt to skip some. If you have the means to gather these supplies, however, it’s better to stock them when you think you won’t need them, just in case you do.
These items are good to have, especially the cash, and can easily be stored year-round.
Depending on where you live, where you drive, and who travels in your car with you, you may want to add more things to your emergency kit. Your warm weather supplies may differ from your winter supplies if your area has a more dramatic change in seasons. Also bear in mind that the temperature of your car can get much warmer than the air outside, so pack accordingly.
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