Car Kit

Since emergencies can happen anywhere anytime, and many of us spend a lot of time in our vehicles, it is a good idea to have an emergency kit in your car.  Pre-assembled kits can sometimes be purchased through the CAA or automotive parts stores.

    • Shovel
    • Sand or kitty litter
    • Traction mats or chains
    • Compass
    • Cloth or paper towels
    • Warning lights or flares
    • Extra clothing and/or footwear
    • Emergency food pack (see 3 day survival kit)
    • Booster cables
    • Ice scraper/brush
    • Road maps
    • Matches and a survival candle in deep can (to warm hands, heat a drink, or to provide emergency light)
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Methyl hydrate (de-icing fuel line and windshield)
    • Flashlight and spare batteries
    • First aid kit with seatbelt cutter
    • Blanket (survival blankets are the best)

Sources: OCIPEP, EMO