Whether you’re fond of family outdoor adventures or simply taking a long-distance driving trip, car survival kits will help you stay alive in the event you breakdown or get lost along the way. Survival supplies aren’t something you think about until you need them, but by using common sense and being prepared ahead of time, if mishaps happen during your trip or adventure, you’ll able to carry on comfortably until help arrives.
Your best kits will include the basics such as drinking water and some high-calorie food bars and dry snacks. You’ll also need an adequate flashlight, extra batteries, those all-important jumper cables and an emergency flat tire fix product. Topping our basic list are a well-equipped first-aid kit, blankets and waterproof ponchos to keep everyone safe from the elements.
One may think you can stop there, but then there are other essentials for your car survival kit such as distress banners, reflective lights and tools to aid you in case you’re stuck for a while such as a whistle, Swiss army knife, protective hand gear, and orange cones you can place around your vehicle if caught on a dangerous highway. A small toolkit is your best choice and don’t forget things such as duct tape and hand wipes for cleaning up after tire or engine repairs. If you have a repair manual for your vehicle, make sure that’s part of your survival supplies; actually it’s a good idea to keep repair manuals in your vehicle each time you take long trips or engage in outdoor adventures. Tow ropes, high-intensity light sticks and supplies for guidance such as a compass and solar blankets to keep you warm when the sun goes down are also must-haves. Optional items should be trip specific. If your trip is all about hiking, maps and trail directions are a necessary must. For skiing or snowboarding trips, extra socks, gloves and sweaters will replace ones that may get wet.
You and your family will stay safe with smart disaster preparedness and by thinking ahead and often the best way to do this is to purchase a survival kit containing all the supplies you need.