Car Kit

A recent car accident reminded me to double-check the emergency supplies in our cars.  One car is currently in the shop, but I’m heading out to the other right now to check on the following items, suggested by Parents magazine.

  • Medical Tape
  • Clean Towels
  • Gauze Bandages
  • Water
  • Antiseptic Solution
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Flashlight with working batteries
  • Quick-reference card with essential numbers
  • Road flares
  • Jumper Cables

In a cold-weather climate, there are other obligatory items: mittens, hat, scarf, and, of course, a shovel.  I have a collapsible one similar to this:

Collapsible Shovel (source)

Are there any other essentials that I’m forgetting??


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