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What to Keep In an Emergency Kit in the Car

While we all plan to have safe and smooth travels, it is good to be prepared, and it builds confidence. Just in case things don't end up going as planned. Having an emergency kit packed and ready to go is a wise idea. It can get overwhelming to think of what to pack. What to keep in a car emergency kit?
 
Have you ever wondered what to pack in your vehicle emergency kit? Well, here is a comprehensive list to consider packing along before you leave on an adventure.
 
Prepacked First Aid Kits are easy to come by and usually have gauze, tape, bandages, antibiotic ointment, aspirin, gloves, scissors, hydrocortisone, a thermometer, tweezers and a cold pack all stored in a convenient zippered case. Adding a compass, a flashlight with extra batteries and a spare car charger to the mix will help you round out your safety kit. Add a note with phone numbers for family; add your insurance provider's name and number and a preferred tow company to your first aid kit. It is helpful in case your phone goes dead, or one of your passengers needs the information, and you are not available.
 
A strobe light, reflective triangle, or brightly colored cloths to tie onto your antenna if you need assistance and are looking for someone to pull over. These are all signals of distress and will help get the attention of passersby.
 
Fire extinguisher. Do you have a fire extinguisher in your car? Most people don't think to keep one in their vehicle; however, in an unexpected situation, it can be a lifesaver.
 
Packing along a tool kit is an easy and rewarding package. You never know when you or someone else you know is going to need a wrench or screwdriver in a pinch. Adding a multipurpose utility tool, jumper cables, and duct tape to your arsenal is an excellent idea.
 
Having a small food pack with high energy foods such as nuts, dried fruits, and hard candy, add a water bottle to the mix with some duct tape wrapped around it just in case.
 
Warm clothing and high visibility clothing are essential when unexpectedly stranded. Consider packing a rain poncho, spare sweaters, a reflective vest, and warm blankets as well.
 
Packing a show brush, shovel, windshield washer fluid, some cat litter for added traction. Check that your spare tire is inflated, and you have a wheel wrench, and jack packed. If you get a flat, this will ensure you are prepared.
 
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