Car Emergency / Survival Tools

1. Sleeping bag or two blankets for each occupant

2. Extra winter clothing, including gloves, boots and snow goggles, for each occupant

3. Emergency food

4. Metal cup

5. Waterproof matches

6. Long-burning candles, at least two

7. First-aid kit

8. Spare doses of personal medications

9. Swiss army knife or Leatherman-type multi-tool

10. Three 3-lb empty coffee cans with lids, for melting snow or sanitary purposes (or put over candle – with holes -for a heater)

11. Toilet paper

12. Cell phone and/or citizen's band radio, with chargers

13. Portable radio receiver, with spare batteries

14. Flashlight with extra batteries and bulb

15. Battery booster cables and/or car battery recharging unit (plugs into cigarette lighter)

16. Extra quart of automobile oil (place some in hubcap and burn for emergency smoke signal)

17. Tire chains

18. Jack and spare tire

19. Road flares

20. Snow shovel

21. Windshield scraper and brush

22. Tow strap or chain

23. Small sack of sand or cat litter

24. Two plastic gallon drinking water jugs, full

25. Tool kit

26. Gas line deicer

27. Flagging, such as surveyor's tape (tie to top of radio antenna for signal)

28. Duct tape

29. Notebook and pencil/marker

30. Long rope (e.g. clothesline) to act as safety rope if you leave car in blizzard

31. Carbon monoxide detector

32. Ax / hammer / camping hatchet

33. Saw

34. Full tank of gas

(Source: Healthline)

 

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