A couple of weeks ago, I shared my first car kit with y’all: my car hygiene kit. Today, I am sharing the other one, which I call my emergency kit. And, when I say emergency, I am not only referring to having an accident. I am also referring to personal emergencies.
You might be wondering what a “personal emergency” would be…
Well, anything is possible with kiddos, especially if you have one that gets extremely car sick on long (sometimes, not so long) travels. So, we have learned to prepare for those “emergencies.” Plus, emergencies dealing with rain, scrapes, chilly temps, and accidents are always possible as well.
Side note: Keep in mind that every family is different, so my type of “personal emergency” may not be anything like yours.
For my car emergency kit, I included the following items:
- hygiene kit
- blankets (2): a blanket per child
- towels (2)
- change of clothes for every family member
- jumper cables
- trashbags (2)
- small Wal-Mart type of bags (2)
- toilet paper
- first aid kit (gauze, bandaids, Kleenex, Dramamine, ibuprofen, and triple antibiotic ointment)
- tire pressure gauge
- surgical scissors
- micro folding shovel
- snow blade
- compact auto tool kit
This was also a nice opportunity to get the back of my car cleaned out. I have learned that kids and vehicles do not mix well. It is virtually impossible to have a clean car all the time with kids riding in it.
I do not have a lot of supplies in my first aid kit. I need to do some research on medication sitting in a vehicle for an extended amount of time. I am not sure if rubbing alcohol, peroxide, etc. need to be subject to high temps. Remember, I live in the south.
What else would you include in a car emergency kit?
I hope you watch my video over my car emergency, enjoy, and subscribe to my channel. 🙂