5 to stay alive: in your car
Whether it’s winter weather or a flat tire, being prepared helps. Start with these five emergency essentials, then learn more about staying safe on the road.
posted September 05, 2016
A full gas tank, well-maintained vehicle, and fully charged cell phone are your best defense against roadside emergencies. But keep an emergency kit in the trunk, just in case. Start with these basics.
Jumper cables or jump starter. For visibililty, also pack flares and/or a reflective triangle.
Flashlight and extra batteries
Emergency blanket or sleeping bag
First aid kit. Include any necessary medications.
Water (minimum 16 oz) and energy bars (3)