I live about 27 miles from everywhere. When the weather is bad, I’ve learned to be prepared. It is not fun to be stranded in the middle of nowhere, and in the winter it can be downright dangerous.
The infographic below has a list of 26 things you can use to assemble a roadside emergency kit. I must admit that I don’t have all of these things in my vehicles (i.e tire chains), but I do have quite a few of them. Most of the things can be picked up on sale with coupons. You can pick up extra blankets at your local thrift store (or use ones you already have) and find deals on small tools at estate sales.
If you’re car breaks down or the roads become treacherous, you’ll be glad you were prepared.
From: Bankrate Insurance’s CarInsuranceQuotes.com
I’m sure the storms back east have stirred up a lot of concern about food storage and emergency kits. Your roadside kit is a great way to get started on emergency preparedness. I recommend first putting together a 72 hour kit and simple first aid kit. Then make sure you have ample amounts of water stored for one week.
Christina @ Northern Cheapskate says
Good idea, Debbie! Thanks for sharing!