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Since moving to Idaho, we have heard that it gets really cold here. We have yet to experience the winters here, but hopefully, we will get a lot of snow! I am excited about that part. The cold doesn’t even bother me that much. I love a good fire going!
Of course, we will be driving in the cold and with little kids in tow, that kind of frightens me. I always like being prepared for the worse and feel better when I am.
It is important to keep things in your car for emergency situations. Do you have a pack or box in your car that has essentials for the ‘just in case‘ scenarios? If not, you should think twice and just do it. Because you never know what can happen when driving in your car on a cold winter day, night or any day of the year. Just being prepared is being smart.
What to Keep in Your Car for Emergencies
Coat or Extra Clothes
Pen & Paper
Chapstick (because I can’t stand dry lips 😉 )
Cell Phone & Charger
Book (Might as well read when stuck in a car)
Seatbelt Cutter/Window Breaker
Pair of Boots/Socks
I know this seems like a lot of stuff, but you pick and choose what you feel will work for you. My car is already crowded, so a bit more stuff is not a big deal for us.
What Do You Keep In Your Car for Emergencies?
Stacey Roberson says
Unfortunately, I have about half of these items in my car. Great tips, though. Looks like I need to add some stuff in the truck.
I keep an emergency bag in my car at all times. It has nearly all of what you listed including a little extra stash of prescription meds (and a few over the counter things, a mini first aid kit). Now too I have a portable charger for the phone and laptop.
laurie murley says
my son bought me a emergiency bag one year for Christmas and I keep it in my car all the time
Sonya Morris says
I keep a medical bag that includes just about everything I hope I never need, jumper cables, fix-a-flat, and a few water bottles in my car at all times.
Michele Pineda says
This is a very helpful post, living in Maine we keep a supply of jumper cables, spare tire, jack, emergency kit, blankets, water/dried foods which I rotate every couple of months and also some kitty litter to add weight in the winter months and in case we get stuck we use it for traction.
great list for sure!!! i have flares and water and blankets for sure
paula s says
I always keep jumper cables, jack and a blanket. I need some light I gues also. Thanks!
melody hodge says
Love this list and I have most of all of it in my car for emergencies already.
This is a good list. We always keep a flashlight in the car in case of an emergency, but this gave me some great other ideas!
I always have a phone charger (charge phone daily anyway), flashlight, and water. I have alot of other stuff because I would rather be prepared, than sitting alone at night with nothing or no help.
Mike S. says
Luckily modern cars very rarely break down to the extent of needing all that stuff. I usually keep an emergency granola bar and bottle of water and a small repair kit and tire change stuff. I suppose it would be different if I lived in the middle of nowhere and drove around in blizzards all the time.
vickie couturier says
i have a emergency kit and bottle of water,blanket and flashlight
Brenda Haines says
We keep Jumper cables, jack, tire and an emergency kit that includes a flashlight, a warming blanket, water and dried foods.