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Emergency Kit For When You Travel

Aug 17, 2007
A great idea for your car is a first aid kit. You can never be too prepared, right? This might help to save someones life until the paramedics can arrive if you get into a car accident as well. You may never need any of these items but in the event that you do, you will be extremely happy to have brought along this kit. It can be a real life saver in an emergency situation. You can also include car accessories such as a spare tire, tire iron, and more.

1. Be Prepared

In an emergency, you don't have a lot of time to think and respond to what you see. Having the right tools in front of you can make the difference between being stranded for days or being able to get the help you need. Depending on what you would like to include in the kit you might even be able to make it small enough to fit into your glove compartment. There are a few basic items that should be included in emergency kits for all seasons.

2. Kit Essentials

- Band-aids
- Bandages
- Allergy pills
- Painkillers
- Medical tape
- Gauze
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Bottled water
- Emergency rations

3. Seasonal Items - Summer

The summer season may require a few additional items in your emergency kit. You might wish to include tweezers for removing bee stings. Another helpful item for the summer is sunscreen. Even the cloudiest days can suddenly turn into bright sunshine leaving you in danger of being burned if you do not have an emergency bottle of sunscreen. Lotions for rashes and poison ivy are also extremely useful in the summertime.

4. Seasonal Items - Winter

During wintertime, your car may be exposed to black ice and other harsh road conditions. Be sure to include extra windshield fluid, a spare set of clothing, an emergency blanket, etc. You should also carry along items to deal with snow such as tire chains, a snow shovel, and a scraper so you can get the frost off of your windows.

You might also want to include some anti-nausea pills in your kit. If you're travelling and someone get's sick, it will save you from having to clean up a big mess!

Even though it feels like you're never going to use the items in your emergency kit, in the very unlikely chance that you do need them, you'll be extremely happy that you were prepared. It never hurts to plan for the worst.
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