Car Survival Kit – Emergency Car Kit List

Car Survival Kit – Emergency Car Kit List

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The American Red Cross recommends the following items

  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Blanket
  • Booster cables
  • Fire extinguisher (5 lb., A-B-C type)
  • First aid kit and manual – this is one of the few first aid kit that has Save-a-tooth approved by the Dental association
  • Bottled water and non-perishable high energy foods, such as granola bars, raisins and peanut butter.
  • Maps
  • Shovel

I would add a personal or Pocket Survival Kit – see here for my list and how to assemble one.

Alternatively renowned survival expert Doug Ritter has put together a robust on that is not a toy. It’s called the Pocket Survival Pak Plus Best Pocket Survival  kit

I would not store plastic water bottles in the car as the plastic degrades over time in the heat and this can be toxic. Use metal picnic flasks or stainless steel water bottles.

In addition we have jumper cables and instructions; a small sack of sand or kitty litter for traction; and red cloth to use as a flag; and finally a spare charged cheap mobile phone.

If you are in cold country add – an extra set of mittens or gloves, wool socks, and a wool cap

Be Prepared,Be Safe and Best Wishes


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