Emergency Car 72 Hour Kits


*Before you do anything, first create a budget and schedule a time each month to work on Emergency Preparedness.  Dedicating one Family Home Evening a month is a good idea.  You can purchase pre-made 72 hour kits but you will still need to add in some personal items.  To view pre-made 72 hour kits, click HERE.

WHY HAVE A CAR 72 HOUR KIT?

In case you are strand­ed or need to get out of town quickly it helps to keep a kit of emer­gency preparedness supplies in your car. (Plus, you never know when that extra diaper or change of clothes will come in handy! ;)

This kit should contain food, water, first aid supplies, flares, jumper cables, and seasonal supplies.

SPECIAL CAR TOOLS & EQUIPMENT

REGULAR 72 HOUR KIT ITEMS TO HAVE IN YOUR CAR

  • Flashlight with extra batteries, and/or crank/dynamo flashlight (better than shaker flashlights, a head lamp is another ideal alternative because it keeps your hands free- the cheap ones are only like $7)
  • Small emergency radio
  • Mini-pry bar
  • First aid kit
  • Rain Poncho
  • M-95 Respirator Masks
  • Duct Tape
  • Extra medication (especially Tylenol, Ibuprofen, and Pepto Bismal)
  • Extra ID
  • Money (it’s also good to carry extra cash with you at all times)
  • Change of Clothes (keep in plastic bags to ensure it doesn’t get wet)
  • Extra Glasses
  • Walking Shoes and socks (in case of heels [for Crystal] or flip flops or something)
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Whistle
  • Toilet paper or baby wipes you can buy compact versions in the travel size toiletries section at the grocery store)
  • Multitool
  • Mylar blankets (and regular blankets if space permits)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Soap and other toiletries (individual wet wipes are great to have on hand, the grocery store travel section is great for this as well)
  • Books, Playing Cards, Travel Games (to pass time)
  • Laminated pictures of family members with ages and description of looks on the back (to help you find them if you are separated)