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Car Emergency Preparedness Guide

There is no place of greater importance to keep a survival kit than your car because of the fact that you are usually located within close proximity of your vehicle at all times and can gain immediate access to emergency supplies in a disaster situation.

Use our car emergency preparedness guide below ensure that you have the proper survival kits and supplies in your car to prepare you and your loved ones for a disaster:

Car Emergency Preparedness Supplies Checklist

Each of our car survival kits comes with a 72 hour supply of US Coast Guard Approved emergency food and water. Each also comes in a durable and easy to carry nylon bag so that it can be easily transported by foot.

Storing Your Car Emergency Kit

In this section you can learn tips about storing your car emergency kit.

Customizing Your Car Emergency Kit

Our deluxe car emergency preparedness kits come with all the emergency supplies we recommend for everyone but it is important to also consider the personal items that you should include. We have put together a list of personal supplies you may want to consider including.

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    • Good point. You should use a 55 gallon water storage barrel for emergency water storage. But don’t fill up the barrel all of the way with water. Also, don’t forget the necessary accessories for the water barrel such as the siphon pump and water preserver concentrate. Just add some of the water preserver into the barrel when you fill it up and it will store safely for 5 years. Open using the bung wrench (sold separately) and siphon out using the pump to dispense. You can also use water storage bags to dispense the water into which are collapsible and don’t take up space when storing with your emergency supplies.

    • There are really 3 rategocies of people that getting ready for hell on Earth in varying degrees of intensity. First is the Survivalist or the Professional , the second is the Committed Prepper or the Semi-Professional , and the third is the Fair Weather Prepper or the Novice . Then you have the non preparation type of individual that I will discuss later.The survivalist knows much and can make it through all sorts of degrees of nightmare and is like the professional athlete that spends enormous amounts of time and effort to master their passion, to survive through practially anything.The committed prepper is someone that will constantly put the effort into being ready for all various emergencies but does not put the amount of time that a survivalist does. The committed or dedicated prepper is ready for most of the basic disasters but just not quite to the level in which the survivalist is ready.The fair weather prepper is someone that gravitates towards the fun part of being ready. While the committed prepper has a garden and ready for all sorts of canning and storage for the excess, the novice garden is only for good tasting vegetables at the end of the season. The novice prepper is not really committed and loses interest when the hurricane season is over, or the aftershocks from the large earthquake are over. This person is still much better off than the non-prepper in that they usually have something stored up for the next emergency.A few weeks ago a read a comment from a lady that really touched me in it that she did not have much money, yet she continued to try to store up what she could to try to be ready. She is definitely a very committed prepper and someone that should be very much admired unlike these imbeciles that don’t store up anything and live high on the hog. Ken does not want to admit it but he is a survivalist, HE IS A PROFESSIONAL. If a hideous nightmare hell hits the planet, Ken is likely going to be one of the few that are going to make it. Now lets look at the non-prepper, especially those that get on to these talk shows and condemn people that are trying to prepare themselves. Those that call anyone that attempts to get ready mental cases that are paranoid and living in fantasy worlds. The non-prepper that refuses to do anything to prepare and laughs and ridicules those that try to be ready, or the Classic Jackass . The classic jackass is someone who does not even store up extra lightbulbs, someone who if given a box of candles for free would sell them at a garage sale. The classic jackass does not even have extra junk food in case they run out during the big game, always can go to the store . This individual has empty pantries and yet filled up house full of expensive gadgets that seldom are used as they have become bored with them. The classic jackass depends totally on all the utilities working and maybe has a couple of bottles of water in the refrigerator. In other words, someone totally dependent on society continuing to function normally . This is the vast population of the country.To further go on about the classic jackass, probably many in your neighborhood, are the type that will become the biggest MOOCHES you could ever believe when their little world no longer functions like it should. These individuals are exactly the same type of people that have talked behind the prepper’s backs about them being crazy for spending money and time trying to get ready. They are also the first on the prepper’s doorstep asking for a hand out. They are exactly the type of people that would barbecue everyone’s pets in the neighborhood at first sign that society was not going to be back to normal anytime soon. SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING is so true, and even the novice prepper that kind of goes with the trends of getting ready is still going to be a lot more secure and prepared than the non-prepper. Everyone that tries to prepare even a little bit are different than the rest of them thankfully , they are not in the category of a jackass.

      • Thanks for the comment, Shamimi. Those are some strong words although I totally agree! Cheers!

    • Yes, thanks for bringing this up. I know a lot of people use store bought items such as beef jerky in their disaster kits. But remember that commercialized beef jerky lasts only about a year and is more expensive than a 72-hour survival food bar that is US Coast Guard Approved to last for 5 years. These survival food bars are also non-thirst provoking; unlike beef jerky. And, in a time when water will be the ultimate survival resource, you don’t want to include salty foods in your disaster kit that may lead to dehydration is extremely important. Survival food bars contain an optimized balance of nutrients and calories for a survival victim to survive for 3 days.

    • I bought this kit after doing a lot of rsecareh on survival kits. But don’t assume that after all that rsecareh, this one came out on top, it is just that the best way seems to be a DIY approach (following lists online), but I had no time/patience to track down every single component of a first-rate kit. This purchase was about convenience, and a starting point. For that, this kit seems fine. We just moved to Chile and I wanted to have something to keep around the house in case of a big quake, and to take with us on long car trips. I don’t think the gloves are particularly useful (I hope not to find out), and I’ll add more water/food to it and store some at the house. I will also add some more child-specific items, a better knife, and sunblock/hats, and anything else I can think of and come across on the online guides. I also purchased a pocket survival kit that has things like fishing items. The backpack itself feels very cheap, but I won’t be lugging it around. It is just a place to combine all the items for a quick escape if needed. For that it is fine. The whole kit is a bit heavy, mostly due to the water. I do recommend this as a starter set, but I would upgrade some of the items to fit your family’s needs, and I would store an additional backpack with water/food if you are in a place with the potential for natural disasters.

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    • That is a great article (despite the spam link to a gambling site) and some very poignant comments by Katrina survivors. My uncle and cousins are Katrina survivors and they have some amazing stories about how they used emergency preparedness supplies from Quake Kare to survive after the hurricane. I remember them telling me in particular how they clutched onto the solar and hand-crank dynamo radio for days listening to the radio for news and to charge their cell phones (because there was no electricity) so they could contact their loved ones. They also heavily relied on the radio for entertainment because there wasn’t much else to do. Without the ability to charge the radio via solar panel and dynamo hand-crank generator, they would have run out of batteries within the first 24 hours.

      Thanks again for the post and article to help remind people that it is our individual responsibility as an America to prepare our families and communities for a disaster like Katrina.

      • Hi Lynn .Although I agree that every bride should make up an eegnemrcy kit, any wedding planner or coordinator worth their salt should carry a more comprehensive kit that will take care of any and every mishap. Sorry to disappoint you, but the motto Be Prepared’ was in actual fact penned by Robert Baden-Powell, who founded the Boy Scout movement in England in 1907.A little off subject but For many years the Scout movements’ main thrust has been to teach young boys to be good citizens and good leaders. Be prepared to do your duty is the byword for its members – duty to God, to the country and to fellow citizens. In fact, it was one such gesture that led to the movement being taken from England to the United States by an American businessman, William D. Boyce. The story goes that he was once lost in a London fog and was helped by a Boy Scout. On learning about the movement and having experiencing its’ values first hand, Boyce imported the Boy Scout movement to America in 1910. The motto now known worldwide was actually made famous by the Boy Scout movement .and not the Boy Scouts of America.

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