You never know what you are going to face when you are traveling in your car. Being prepared as much as possible could be the difference between life and death! Dramatic right? When it comes to your safety and the safety and well-being of your loved ones, it pays to be as prepared as possible. There will be times when you are stranded in the middle of nowhere, without help or mobile service, and you will be eternally grateful you read this advice!
Don’t be worried about where you will keep all of this either, most things will fit comfortably into a safe and secure box in the trunk of your car. A tackle or tool box is a good way to keep your emergency kit protected and unharmed in your trunk.
Every vehicle should contain one, whether you’re purchasing one from someone or if you go to a dealership to buy one. This should always be kept in the glove department of your vehicle.
Old Cellular Phone
Make sure it’s charged, switched off and take out the battery if possible. Many people don’t realize that old phones can be used to call emergency services number.
With winter around the corner, the possibilities of being stranded is more dangerous. Just a couple of years ago when there were an ice storm in Georgia many motorists were stuck in their cars for almost an entire day. They could be kept in the trunk because they’re light, easy to roll up and fold away.
I know that most people don’t keep these and some of the younger drivers may not know what you’re talking about. The batter radios should be kept around to keep up with the latest news and happenings. Make sure you keep spare batteries around just in case the ones in the radio were to die.
Just imagine being stranded on a really hot day? With it being so hot in Georgia during the summer time, I’m always keeping packages of water bottles in the back because if I’m stranded, at least I can stay hydrated.
First Aid Kit
Usually I keep a small first aid kit in the car because you may need it for yourself or help out others. The first aid kits can be purchased pretty any store you shop.
This has saved me on more than one occasion and it’s something I usually keep a couple of cans of in the trunk. The Fix-A-Flat could help get you to your destination enabling you to get the proper work the next day.
Booster Cables or Jumper Leads
Words can’t express how important having cables in your car at all times. Your car could need a jump at pretty much anytime and anywhere, also you could help someone who doesn’t have them also.
Just imagine being stuck in a very dark place in the middle of nowhere. The road flares can help other motorists see you and it will let them know you’re in need of help.
These are some of the many things you can use just in case of an emergency. With your emergency kit ready to go you will be a lot more prepared to face anything that comes your way.