How many hours do you spend in your car each week? In any crisis, auto emergency kits could save lives or provide comfort in stressful situations.
It wouldn't even have to be a major disaster. In a land with freeways and belt routes strung from shore-to-shore and plagued with traffic congestion, it is always possible to be caught in a gridlock, maybe for hours at a time.
So if you are traveling any distance, especially with children, it is well worth it to put one in your car.
This type of kit is in addition to any emergency tool or equipment kit you choose to keep in the trunk.
A back pack is the perfect container for most of the items in this kit so that, regardless of the circumstances, you are able to care for yourself and walk away from your car with the supplies that will sustain you.
Be sure to pack extra clothing or items for warmth that are weather-dependent for your area. You may have to change these out, depending on the season.
Determining how many people are in the car most of the time will help you determine the contents and amount of supplies in your car kit.
Your car should be the center of your preparation to meet everything that may come your way. Keep a First Aid kit in your glove box, an auto emergency kit in your trunk or the back of your SUV, and severe weather emergency car kits with you in your car at all times - just in case a disaster strikes.
It's always good to have travel blankets for your pets, picnics and sporting events in your car also.
Auto emergency kits are useful because you always know where they are — in your car.