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Items for a Basic Emergency Preparedness Kit for Your Car

Food and Water

  • Several bottles of water
  • Packages of non-perishable food (nuts, dried fruit, energy bars or cans of liquid nourishment) to last several days


  • Always maintain at least a half-tank of gas

Tools and Supplies

  • Small canister, A-B-C-type fire extinguisher
  • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Waterproof matches and candles
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Utility knife
  • Whistle
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • First aid kit
  • Paper and pencil
  • Map
  • Toilet paper
  • Pre-moistened towels
  • Self-sealing plastic storage bags
  • Essential medications
  • Towel
  • Bag of sand and collapsible shovel
  • Jumper cables
  • Road flares
  • Fix-a-Flat
  • Rope
  • Duct tape
  • Tool kit
  • Gloves, hat and boots
  • Chains or traction devices
  • Short rubber house for siphoning
  • Cash and spare change

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