Are you one of the “most” people?
Why have a Roadside Emergency Kit? Most people don’t!
Let’s think about a scenario…you’re out in the country on a unlighted road and out of nowhere you notice a sluggish feeling in your car. Power diminishes and you find yourself easing the car onto the shoulder and then to that unwanted stop. Perhaps you don’t have to worry and your cell phone and tow service are easily engaged. If not, and for some reason you can’t reach help…your thoughts will race to who you might hail over for a rescue or what spending the night in the boonies will be like…
Trips short or long should make us think about the “anything” that can happen. There are basic items that can give you the best chance for getting back on the road or experiencing a waiting period for that much needed help!
Here’s one version of what to gather:
Bottled water, energy bars, a help sign, pen and paper, ice scraper, pocket knife, spray bottle with washer fluid, a roll of duct tape, a roll of paper towels, a tire pressure gauge, a tire inflator (such as fix a flat), adjustable wrench, vice grips, plier, Phillips head screwdrivers, flat head screwdrivers, flashlight and extra batteries, extra fuses, a blanket, first aid kit, a gallon of antifreeze, two quarts of oil, four 15 minute roadside flares and a 12 foot jumper cable. Find a heavy duty nylon bag to put it all in…
An option is to purchase a safety kit and first aid kit and add the few extra things on the list not included.
There are many sites to explore on this topic with suggestions of what would be best for preparedness. Explore!
That’s 26 items. If you gathered or purchased 1 item a week for half a year – it would be done! How about becoming one of the “NOT MOST” people and get this done for your safety or someone that you care about!
Let’s work on that peace of mind in 2012!
“Failing to prepare is like preparing to fail.” John Wooden