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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tip of the Week…Auto Kit for Quick Exit from the City or When You Can’t Get Back Home


Emergency Lights
When living in the city or commuting a distance you should always be prepared with a good kit in your car. For city dwellers we all know we can be “stuck” at work for the night due to power outages, civil disruptions, weather, or a variety of other reasons. Having a good kit in your car can make this overnight an adventure rather than a drudgery. If you should have to, or choose to, leave the city due to a disaster of any kind having a kit already to go in your car may save valuable time as you attempt to beat the inevitable traffic nightmares.
Some of the basic items to include:
  • Jumper cables
  • Flare and/or Emergency 12 inch glow sticks
  • Two quarts of oil
  • Gallon of antifreeze
  • Extra fuses
  • Multi purpose tool
  • Tire inflator (such as a Fix-A-Flat)
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Work Gloves
  • Set of maps marked with evacuation routes
  • Emergency contact phone numbers
  • Cell phone charger
  • 70 feet of Rope
  • Rescue Tape
  • First aid kit
  • First Aid Guide
  • Wool or Wool blend Blanket
  • Number ten can to be used to scoop snow or water, build a fire, heat food, etc.
  • Water proof Matches or Fire Starter
  • Mylar Emergency blanket
  • Flashlight and extra batteries (not stored in flashlight) and/or 6 inch Glow Sticks
  • Rags
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Towelettes
  • Roll of toilet paper
  • Spray bottle with washer fluid
  • Rain Poncho
  • Ice scraper
  • Pen and paper
  • Help sign
  • Survival Energy Bars
  • Survival packaged water
  • Whistles
  • Change of clothing
  • Sweater and/or jacket
  • Hat
  • Walking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash in small denominations
Begin today and gather the items you already have around your home. Place items in a back pack so should you have to leave your car and walk you will still have hands free to deal with debris or to help children, the elderly, the injured or pets.
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designed for your family’s needs, not a generic list you may find other places.
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