As a prepper, you should keep some emergency supplies with you everywhere you go. This includes the car. A few years ago a friend of mine was lost for 7 days. Her truck had slid off the road and she was trapped in the truck for a week while people searched for her. This incident is what led me to start an emergency car kit. If you were stranded with only the supplies you had in your car, would you be able to survive for a week? Here is a list of some of the most important things you could place in your emergency kit.
This little tool is a giant in the world of preparedness. While the light function is the most obvious option, it also has 7 others. It has a whistle for getting attention, a magnifying glass, matches, thermometer, a compass, and even a signaling mirror. It has almost everything you need to get some attention and to survive. It is very cheap at only 5 dollars and well worth every penny.
This is a very interesting tool. It is made from aluminum and it has been designed not to create sparks. The main purpose for this tool is to shut off gas in a home but it can also be used in your car. It can be used as a hammer and as a shovel as well. It has several functions that make it a real winner in the multi-tool department.
If you are stranded and need some heat, a fire is the best option. However a weak match or even the rain can make this almost impossible. These matches are waterproof and thus are the best options for your emergency car kit. They will wok in the driving rain or even in the snow. It is an awesome tool to have. Plus they are cheap and they are small.
I am a huge fan of knives and this is one of the best. I love the fact that this knife is small enough to store easily or to carry but it is also powerful enough to be a great survival tool. This tool is needed in your car kit because it will slice through the seatbelts if needed. You can also use the knife to free yourself from a situation where you might be trapped.
This is the number one candidate to store your emergency car kit. Or at least it should be. It is lightweight, weatherproof, and it costs fewer than 40 dollars. It is a bargain. It has the ability to hold all of the items you need in your kit and it will keep them dry if you are forced from your vehicle.
Injuries occur and they are even more likely in a car crash. This is why you need to make sure you have the best first aid supplies. This kit is very cost friendly since it is less than 10 dollars. It has the basics and that is really all you need at this point.