Vehicle Kit

In case you are stranded, keep a kit of emergency supplies in your car. This kit should include:

  • AM/FM radio to listen to traffic reports and emergency messages
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Cat litter or sand for better tire traction
  • First aid kit and necessary medications in case you are away from home for a prolonged time
  • Flagging or caution tape to put on an antenna
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • Food items containing protein such as nuts and energy bars; canned fruit and a portable can opener
  • Ice scraper
  • Jumper cables
  • Paper, pen, pencil, business cards and small clipboard
  • Shovel
  • Warm clothes, gloves, hat, sturdy boots, jacket and an extra change of clothes
  • Water for each person and pet in your car

Also Consider

  • Baby formula and diapers if you have a small child
  • Flares or reflective triangle
  • A fully-charged cell phone and phone charger

Be prepared for an emergency by keeping your gas tank full and if you find yourself stranded, be safe and stay in your car, put on your flashers, call for help and wait until it arrives.