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It’s 10:00pm, you’re driving home from a friends house when all of a sudden “BOOM!” your tire blows out. You pull off onto the shoulder and get out to asses the damage. Now remember it is dark out, do you have a flashlight? Let’s say you live in a Northern state and its February, do you have gloves? A blanket?

Sometimes we think we are prepared until something happens. Here is a list of items you should always have on hand in case of an emergency.

Make a Kit

First you are going to need something to place all your items in, this White Mini Plastic Storage Crate is exactly what you need. It’s small enough to not take up too much room in your trunk but large enough to hold all the supplies you will need.


Let’s fill the bin! Start with a blanket, World’s Best Cozy-Soft Microfleece Travel Blanket, Black is the perfect blanket to keep in the car. It’s warm and travel size! You are going to want a blanket in the car if you break down, even if you have a coat and mittens it can get cold FAST! 

Do you have a flashlight? A flashlight will come in handy for so many reasons! This LE Adjustable Focus Mini LED Flashlight Torch is perfect, it’s small, VERY bright and it comes with batteries. 

Not all roads are well lit. If you break down in a dark spot and your car is dead you wont be able to turn on your flashers. This Eurow Safety Lighted Collapsible Traffic Safety Cone is a must-have item to keep in your emergency box. It collapses to make it easy to store and it lights up so that other drivers can see you.

I know it may seem silly to keep water in the car, but if you break down it could take a while for someone to come to your rescue! These water bottles are BPA free so they are safe to keep in the car! Take 2-4 and put them in your emergency kit.

You will want to have jumper cables in your car. If your battery dies and someone pulls over to help they may not have jumper cables, so it’s always best to have a set on hand. The Cartman Booster Cable 4 Gauge x 20Ft is the one to buy and it comes with a bag to store them in.

It’s a good idea to keep a nice pair of gloves in your kit, even if it’s not cold out they will come in handy when changing a tire. These Custom Leathercraft 125M Handyman Flex Grip Work Gloves are nice and durable and will keep your hands warm if needed!

And finally, a great book to have on hand is: Roadside Survival: Low-tech Solutions to Automobile Breakdowns. This book is a collection of practical, low-tech wisdom and advice gained from over 2,000 free-of-charge roadside assists the author has performed as a hobby. Content is based on hands-on experience, not theory. 

Do you have any items that have come in handy during a break down? Let us know below!








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