Last week I tackled the medicine cabinet, this week, it's out to the car. Have you ever been in a situation that either 1. left you stranded in your car, or 2. Left you stranded near your car? I have.
I really think this might be even more crucial if you have children. Maybe not, but from my own experience, having the right things available in your car, at the right time, could save your life, someone else's life, or at least make your circumstances a little easier.
|via Martha Stewart|
Now, my car emergency kit is not fancy. In fact, I really don't think most of it I bought. I just found items around the house, or garage, that would work. I bought a clear Rubbermaid container with a handle and a snap on lid. Something large enough to hold stuff, but not too large that it takes up too much precious trunk space. Inside the case is the important stuff.
- Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit. (The larger size) This has everything you could ever need and then some.
- A crank operated flashlight. It doesn't use batteries and it can work whenever you need it to. This is a MUST!
- Jumper cables. Now mine are kind of tiny, not like a real "manly" set. But they get the job done.
- Tire pressure gauge
- Swiss Army Knife
- Spare Blanket. Again, you never know what could happen
- Wet Wipes.
- Duct Tape
- Bungee Cords
- Couple bottles of water.
It is obviously a good idea to make sure you have a car jack, available in your trunk, and also that you have a spare tire, that is fully inflated.
This is just a simple list of items, and you can add to it to fit your situation. Hopefully you never need to use it, but you never know where you sometimes end up.