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VIDEO: In-Car Emergency Survival Kit!

Video: In-Car Emergency Survival KitVIDEO: In-Car Emergency Survival Kit!
Photo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtWtxbNLq_w

This video tutorial by sootch00 will give you some great ideas for things that to pack in an in-car survival kit. This is a carefully chosen and well-organized kit, and the video is a great tutorial with tips and explanations for the reasoning behind the choices. Even the ammo can chosen for the kit is explained. The kit is more of a ‘wilderness’ kit that would suit you if you are crossing a larger area of countryside. For myself, I would be sure to include enough emergency cash and a credit card to get myself out of many situations and into somewhere warm, dry and safe. Take from this video what you want, and customize your kit to suit your personal style and needs.

Aside from the kit that was presented in the video, I personally like to store other “kits” in the car. Another kit that I like to keep is the hygiene kit. If I’m going on a really long road trip and I forget to bring my essentials with me, I can go through the kit and breath a sigh of relief. Basics like a toothbrush and toothpaste, mouthwash, soap and deodorant are just some of the things that I like to have with me. A towel is a useful thing to keep in the car – ask any galactic hitch-hiker. 😉 I also like to keep a change of clothes as you never know when this will come in handy. For the ladies, keeping a pack of pads or tampons will save you.

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For medical kits, it may be important that you keep an inventory of the things that are inside it. You also need to keep a list of emergency numbers so that you can give these a call when the need arises. You would do well to take note of the expiration dates of the medicines as the kit may be only opened occasionally. You can create a reminder on the lid of the kit, or in your phone or planner so that it will notify you if they needed to be replaced. Medicines may include ones for hypertension, asthma, allergies, diarrhea, pain medication (for menstrual cramps), headaches and motion sickness. Here’s another example first aid kit for your car: http://www.wikihow.com/Pack-a-First-Aid-Kit-for-Your-Car

I always carry a gallon of fresh water (one of those ‘crystal geyser’ bottles would be fine and they don’t usually break even when dropped. One more thing I would add would be a seatbelt cutter – but put it where you can reach it because you never know. Be safe!

Okay, here is the video: