5 Must-Have Car Emergency Supplies
No one expects to have a breakdown, just like no one expects to get a bee sting or scraped knee, but things happen. Just because you can’t anticipate unexpected events, doesn’t mean that you can’t be prepared for them. Here is a quick guide to the top 5 emergency supplies you should have in your car this winter. Trust us, these are must-haves and won’t take up a lot of room.
Warm Clothes and Sensible Shoes
Even though it’s Winter, you may not be warmly dressed each time you get in your car. You may be headed out to do errands or even dressed up for a formal occassion. Should your car break down, you may need to stay warm inside it. Or, maybe you will have to walk somewhere and your shoes were perfect for a cocktail party they may not be good for the walk to the closest gas station.
Food and Water
Always keep a few bottles of fresh water and some non-perishable food in your car.Sports energy bars can work well for this. The key is not to touch this food or water unless it is an emergency.
Backpack, cell phone, and full tank of gas
A backpack is a great place to store your supplies. It is also good to have if you need to walk somewhere. We all know we need gas and a cell phone, but the key is to make sure you have a full tank of gas when head out, and a fully charged phone.
Should you break down at night or have to be in your vehicle through the night, visibility is very important. We would recommend a flashing LED light and, in case you need to walk somewhere, a safety vest.
Pen and Paper
It may seem a little old school, but there are two big reasons for a pen and paper. The first that if you need to leave the car you can leave a note behind explaining where you went and who was with you. If you know that help is on the way, you can while away the time writing shopping lists or doodling.