Prepare You Vehicle for Emergencies

September 15, 2008 at 4:22 pm Leave a comment

When you think about preparing for disasters and other emergencies, you might not consider your vehicle. But there are a number of tools and supplies that you should have on hand in case you are ever stranded by weather conditions. I suggest finding a quality trunk organizer or sturdy and weather proof tote and filling it with items that would help you survive and get help.

 

Here’s a list of suggested items:

  • First Aid kit
  • Blanket
  • Bottled water
  • Ice scraper
  • Flashlight & extra batteries
  • Jumper cables
  • Flares
  • Paper towels
  • Warmer clothes and gloves for winter weather
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Tire Jack
  • Spare Tire
  • An extra quart of oil
  • An air compressor that can plug into your car’s cigarette lighter

 

In addition, your glove compartment is a great place to keep some smaller items that will be used frequently:

  • Spare change
  • An extra car charger for your cell phone
  • Tire gauge
  • Finger nail clippers
  • Band aids
  • Tylenol or other pain reliever
  • A list of names and phone numbers, just in case you don’t have the convenience of your cell phone contact list
  • Car registration and insurance information
  • Membership info for a roadside assistance service, such as AAA.

 

Emergencies can be especially unsettling when they happen away from home. But by stocking you vehicle with extra supplies and equipment, you can face those circumstances with the knowledge that you are prepared and ready to handle any situation.

 

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Kathy Jenkins is a professional organizer in Richmond, Virginia. Her business, Come To Order, helps individuals simplify their spaces and organizing households, home offices, and children. She also operates a retail site, Organized A to Z.com, featuring organizing products the professional find particularly useful for their clients. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers, Faithful Organizers, and the National Study Group of Chronic Disorganization.

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