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Car Emergency Kits: Fall Is The Time to Update

By October 8, 2010 No Comments

Fall is here and so is the cooler weather. Now is a good time to update your car emergency kits. Below are some items I want in our cars. It took me two hours to work on my Honda Pilot today. I moved things around in various places in the car. Everything is not in the red bag. So read on.

Emergency Radio Station:
Set one of the car radio buttons to the emergency weather station in your area. Emergency Radio AM Emergency & Locations Utah
Green Bin :

  • One of the most useful items I keep in my car is a good blanket. Now that it’s cooler, I’ll add another one. We’ve used it to sit on, bundle up in, and cover up groceries on a hot day. It can also be used to treat someone in shock or move an injured person.
  • Walking shoes (can you imagine walking 10 miles in heels?)
  • Beanie and mittens
  • The bin could also be used to carry things

Insulated Cooler Bag w/shoulder strap:

  • If I had to walk, I could carry some things in the bag
  • Water bottles (one per seat)
  • First aid kit (refill band aids)
  • Feminine items
  • Jumper cables
  • Small tool set (may need to tighten battery cables)
  • Bungee cords
  • Extra batteries for flashlight
  • Toilet paper roll in plastic baggie
  • Cleaning rag (yellow can be used as signal)
  • Plastic kitchen trash bags (useful for cleanup)
  • Duct tape (tear off larger roll; wrap around self)
  • Matches
  • Emergency flares
  • Work gloves
  • Hand warmers
  • Whistle and small mirror
  • Multi-tool w/pocket knife
  • Bright bandana (left over from Trek; could be broken arm splint)
  • Emergency Cash ($20)

Driver’s Door Pocket

  • Flashlight
  • Umbrella
  • Snow/ice scraper (oh where, oh where has it gone!)
  • Snow gloves
  • Plastic rain poncho

Driver’s Seat back pocket

  • Activities for kids to pass the time

Glove box

  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Detailed area map
  • Important papers

Console Bin In-Between Two Front Seats

  • Food bars, easy open canned fruit, canned nuts
  • Hand lotion
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Dental toothpicks
  • Plastic forks/spoons (keep extras from fast food)
  • Paper towels (folded in baggie)
  • Pad of paper
  • Pen/pencils
  • Small scissors
  • Car cell phone charger
  • Pocket pack Kleenex
  • Chapstick

Other Items:

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Small shovel
  • Jack for tires (mine is built in)
  • Spare tire (have air checked when rotate tires)
  • Chains (I have 4-wheel drive)
  • Car fuses
  • Fix-a-Flat

Printable Car Emergency Kit list
Read my older post My Handy Dandy Emergency Car Kit