Whether you only use a car to commute back and forth to work, or you drive your car frequently for various family or personal commitments, having an emergency pack in your car is a wise idea. The various items in your pack help you prepare for a variety of different potential emergencies that may arise while driving. Here is a list of items you should include in your car as an emergency pack.
Jumper cables – Having a set of jumper cables in your car comes in handy in case your battery dies. Additionally, it can also be helpful to have jumper cables in the event you come across another driver who may need assistance.
Flares or reflective triangle – If you are stranded in your car you want to make sure that your car is clearly visible to other drivers to avoid being struck by another car. An excellent way to do this is by setting out flares or a reflective triangle.
Ice scraper – If you hit unexpected winter weather you don’t want to risk not being able to clear off your car. If you are not able to scrape off the ice or snow you won’t have good visibility and you’ll greatly increase your chances of getting in an accident. Instead, include an ice scraper in your emergency pack so you’re always ready.
Car cell phone charger – In an emergency you’ll want to make sure you have a way to charge your cell phone in your car. Being able to recharge your phone gives you a way to connect with emergency assistance and this can be crucial in an emergency situation.
OMEALS FOOD – Depending on the type of emergency you could be stranded in your car for more than a few hours. Having OMEALS available in your car emergency pack gives you peace of mind that you’ll be able to eat even while waiting for emergency assistance. Additionally, it can be useful to have some water in the pack.
Blanket – If you are stranded in the winter, you’ll want to make sure you are able to stay warm. Having a blanket on hand in your emergency pack will help you stay warm enough until while waiting for emergency assistance arrives to help.
Map – While many cars come equipped with GPS and phones have a variety of map apps, if you lose your wi-fi connection, it can be difficult to access these digital maps. To avoid being lost, keep a paper map on hand to help you navigate in these unexpected situations.
Preparing an emergency pack for your car helps ensure you are ready for any potential emergency situations.