- No one wants to be stranded by the side of the road. However, emergencies do happen and we all need to be prepared to handle them.
- Here are 12 things you should keep in your car at all time in case of disaster.
- They range from food, water, and warm clothing to emergency survival kits and window breakers.
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No one wants to be stranded by the side of the road. However, emergencies do happen and we all need to be prepared to handle them. As a result, it’s imperative that we keep select emergency supplies in our cars at all times.
Even though some added weight to your car may negatively fuel economy, the following collection of emergency supplies will surely come in handy if you’re ever stuck in a tough spot. Not everyone will need everything on the list, but it surely won’t hurt to have them all.
The items can generally be broken down into three different categories. The first being survival supplies. Naturally, keep you and your passengers alive should always be the top priority. The second category is comprised of the tools that will help you escape danger, get assistance, or hopefully get you back on the road again.
Here’s a closer look at 12 things you should keep in your car at all time in case of disaster:
1. Bottled water
In an emergency, access to clean water is a must. Humans can survive without food much longer than without water. Thus, it’s important to keep a at least a few bottles of water in your car at all times.
2. MRE/energy bars
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It’s wise to keep some sort of food or sustenance in your car in case of an emergency. Energy bars or various snacks will suffice, but those worried about emergencies where an immediate evacuation isn’t available can opt for a Meal-Read-to-Eat or MRE. They are sealed, prepackaged meals prepared for the military and are designed to remain edible for years. They are even equipped with a flameless ration heater that allows you to heat up the meal without the use of fire. MREs are available at military surplus stores or online.
3. A flashlight with extra batteries.
A flashlight with spare batteries is always good to have, especially if you’re stranded at night.
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