Emergency Car Kit
We live in Idaho and it has been a crazy winter! Our family is always on the go, busy with dance classes, family trips and out of town business, so it is a must that we have something in our vehicles in case of emergencies all the time. Living in such a rural area anything could happen. I had made a couple emergency bags to keep in the closets but decided it was a better decision for our family to keep something in the car. Since I just got a new ride for the kids and I, I thought it would be the perfect time to put together our emergency car kit! So here is what we keep inside both vehicles!
I bought this cute pink organizer from Creative Options it is the largest one I could find. It has a lot of room in top compartment, as well as, three containers in the bottom. I love the option to separate my items by container because it makes finding items so much easier. When I ordered it, I was concerned it was not going to contain everything I wanted but it is perfect. The Blue Poka Dot bag is a Thirty one bag I bought I long time ago.
I know your probably looking at these wondering if it will take up all your room in your trunk or back of SUV, I have a Jeep Wrangler and it leaves plenty of room for other things. Being a busy on the go mom I know how important space is when traveling! I swear we need two vehicles just to take all our crap with us but this really does not take up much space and is worth what little space it does take up.
In my pink tote
The top I have created a small food supply for our family. This could get us through 8 lunch and dinner meals and 2 breakfasts. It also has lots of snacks and drink flavors. I picked food items that only needed hot water added that way in an emergency situation we would be able to eat without much preparation.
*3 Cans of Chili
*4 Cans of Tuna
*8 Top Ramen
*7 Instant Oatmeal
*2 Just Add Water Soups
*5 Hot Coco packets
*4 water flavors
*20 Granola Bars
*15 Fruit Snacks
*1 Can Opener
This is also great if you as on a long road trip and forgot to pack snacks for the kids. This is not just for Emergencies it is really for convenience too.
The smallest container in the organizer
* 7 Fire pucks – Incase your stranded, need warmth and to cook food
*2 Flash lights – Because searching through your car for you child’s toy in the dark is never fun. Also, changing tires, kids entertainment really why not have a flashlight
*2 Notebooks – I am a notebook hoarder, always writing list and notes
*Pen – well duh
*3 Glow Sticks – Safety, toys, night light
*2 lighters – fire
*Tire Gauge – pretty self explanatory
*Knife Sharpener – not much you can do with a dull knife
*Scissors – umm to cut things
*Leatherman (Not pictured, it has gone missing in the move) – Multipurpose tool is always nice to have
*Colored ribbon – if you decide to leave your vehicle
The medium container
Where I keep all the personal items. Seriously how many times have you left the house without deodorant or tampons. I do it all the time! This is one that can really be used on a regular basis because well, I am an airhead sometimes and literally forget most everything I need when I leave the house. Once I left with only one eye of mascara on (seriously) that is now always kept in my purse.
*Q-tips – Ever get to toy and realize your child’s ears are gross
*Chest Rub – Anything helps when you have a sick babe
*Children’s Tylenol – because sick kids on the road are no fun
*Benadryl Gel – Bug bits, rashes, cuts, my kids are accident prone
*Children’s Ibuprofen – because sick kids on the road are no fun
*Pepto tabs- Jadyn puked in my car once, it was just me in the middle of no where with a sick kid
*Deodorant – I don’t want to be the stinky person
*Lotion – My daughter takes mine out of my purse
*Chap stick – see above
*Thermometer – Again sick kids
*Hydrogen Peroxide – Cleaning cuts and scraps
*Toothpaste – Have gone to too many hotels without toothpaste
*Sanitizer – kids are giant germs
*Tampons – Hello white pants
*Razor – Going to the pool and forgot to shave my legs
*Baby Powder – Rash on baby butt
*Comb and bobby pin – When more than a bun is required
*Off Bug spray – Idaho
*Small first aid kit – Band aids are a must for kid boo boos big and small
*Pain relieving cream – Sports
*Cough drops – Sick husband
*Airborne – Sick husband
*Ibuprofen – Rough days for mom
*Tums – no one wants to have a sick stomach
Ok but in all seriousness, these are great to have in an emergency situation. It can make the situation a little easier to get through.
The bottom container
more geared towards an emergency but still can be used in day to day events.
*6 Rain Ponchos – Staying dry is important when you are stranded, also if you are at an outdoor event and it decides to rain
*Large Flashlight – Changing tires, car problems etc.
*Batteries (AA, AAA, D)- For Flashlights or that toy that just ran out of batteries making your child melt down!
*Fuel Cell -A small stove puck
*Bit Kit – Snake bits
*4 Emergency Blankets – Heat
*5 Hand warmers – winters are rough and after sledding warm hands are nice
*4 Trash bags – Pick it up
In my blue bag
*Change of clothes for the kids, Sweatshirt, sweats, hat and gloves – My kids spill their stuff all the time resulting in a screaming little girl who wants dry clothes
*Snow Pants for kids – I had an extra pair for both kids
*Hat and gloves for Justin and I – Fixing a car in the cold with no gloves is miserable
I put all the clothes in water proof bags to make sure if we needed them they would be dry and clean.
*Shampoo & Conditioner – I hate hotel shampoo and normal forget mine from home
*Kids shampoo – See above
*Kleenex – Snotty kids
*Razor – Husband looks like a mountain man for a nice dinner
*Toilet Paper – Leaves don’t work for this girl
*Mosquito spray – Summers in Idaho
*Sunscreen – We play a lot of softball
*Water purifier – If we need clean water we can have it
*wipes – Kids covered in Cheetos, chocolate and who knows what else
*Large first aid kit – Seen too many softballs to the face not too
*Trash bags – My car most often resembles a garbage dump
*Just in Case safety car kit – Jumper cables, flashlight, tow strap
*My tool kit – I don’t know how many time I need tools and don’t have them
*Towels – Injuries or a trip to the lake and forgot your towels
*Large Pack – If you need to leave your vehicle you can still take your items
*Medium pot – Boiling water, cooking
It takes some time to put this kit together but it could really be the difference between life and death. It also, adds a lot of continent items to your car for every day life, just make sure you replace them as soon as possible. I hope you like this Emergency car kit, adjust it to your family and needs in the case of an emergency.
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