Emergency kits are not only to be kept at your home but also to be carried in your car. While having an emergency kit at home is perfectly fine, not having one while driving is not okay. You’re more likely to meet with accidents when you’re out and driving or maybe when you’re at work. You can either buy an emergency kit or assemble the items together yourself. Emergency kits come in handy, however they are neither heavy nor do they take up a huge amount of your space. An ideal emergency kit contains a fire extinguisher, a first-aid box, gloves, drinking water, non-perishable snacks, warm blanket, duct tape, rags, tow rope, car litter, jumper cables, tire gauge, foam tire sealant, extra batteries for the water-proof flashlight, multipurpose utility tool, rain poncho, etc. So, get an emergency kit for your car right now! I promise road trips will be more fun from now on.
There will be a ton of situations where you be indebted to your emergency kit. Imagine a flat tire. Or running out of fuel. These things are common occurrences and they don’t care if you’re driving at night or if it’s raining cats and dogs outside. With a kit right with you, you won’t be at the mercy of other people. Therefore with a few tools and flashlights, you can avert a disaster. And I’m not exaggerating. Emergency kits supply you with band aids in case of minor injuries and with materials to dress and stabilise major injuries. Natural disasters can happen at any moment. The best we can do is be prepared. On top of all these, emergency kits are cheap and pocket friendly. Aren’t they just the best?
When we think about the calamities that shook Japan and New Orleans, we are all the more convinced to carry an emergency kit with us all the time. Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina didn’t bother knocking at doors, did they? You may even consider the flooding of river Mississippi. Things can go awry anytime. We watch the news and read in newspapers how men, women and children are left stranded for days. How do you know the same won’t happen to you? You can never be sure where you will be, in case a catastrophe comes about. So if the earthquakes and landslides are taken as a warning, it will do us good. No one expects these things to happen, nonetheless they do. Under such circumstances, it’s upto us how well we prepare ourselves.
Do I need to persuade you more to get an auto emergency kit? Even if it’s not something you would do for yourself, do it for the sake of your family. Having an emergency kit in your car is as imperative (or maybe more) as having one at your home. Therefore, without further ado make sure you have an emergency kit wherever you go. Awareness of recent disasters go a long way in preparing oneself. Ensure the safety of your kith and kin.