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1001 Tips for Military Families – #403

Car Kit – #403

Although some of us are approaching winter and we tend to think more about car safety kits, there should be one in your car no matter what the season or the climate you live in.  When you have a family member deployed or absent, you may not have time to get the car serviced, have anyone else that you would call if you were broken down or think about taking some time to put a few essentials into your car.    Taking the time to do this now can save you a lot of headache, time and potentially keep you safe later on.


* Water

* Booster Cables or Mini Battery Booster

* Candle  & Matches (waterproof)

* Spare Tire

* Energy Bars

* Air Pump

* Safety Blanket

* Help/Call Police Sign

* Flashlight

* Windshield Fluid/Power Steering Fluid

* First Aid Kit

* Sand/Salt (small container)

* Mini Shovel

* Medication (if you take a serious medication and need it at particular time – keep at least one dose)

* Glass and Seat Belt Cutter

* Road maps (your GPS won’t work if your car isn’t!)

* Clothing (if you are in a colder climate, an extra coat, hat, mittens, etc. or even just a sweater)

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2 Responses

  1. I hate to say this, but as someone who uses an EpiPen, I wouldn’t leave one in your car. The different temperatures can make it expire faster and it might be useless when you actually need it. Carry one in your purse or something similar.

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