This is from a reader NPR who was kind enough to put a list together of all things that you should have in your vehicle in addition to a car kit. I can’t thank him enough for putting this together for us. It is stuff you should have in every vehicle at all times. He even priced it out and there is a total at the end of the list. You may have some of these things already in your vehicle or at home so it may not cost quite as much.
Ok, here is my main list for “stuff” for the Car Kit.
I priced most at Amazon or ????
If I was someone looking to have a vehicle I’d take a good hard look at what it takes to be stranded alone for 2-3 days…. without any outside assistance. And guess what, I hope like heck nobody ever needs this stuff.
SO take a gander and look at Rancher’s Wife’ list and come up with what you feel is needed. AND yes, My list is a little under $1000, but what’s your life worth or your Families worth????
PS; Yes I have everything in all of my vehicles. AND A Get-Home Bag when I travel more than 50 miles from home.
Tire Chains 225-75, two sets, $86.85 EA; Security Chain Company QG2228CAM Quik Grip Light Truck CAM LSH Tire Traction Chain – Set of 2 $ 173.16
Road Flares; The Original Highway Flare Kit (6-Pack Emergency Flare Kit) $ 19.99
Tow Strap; Neiko 51005A Heavy Duty Tow Strap with Safety Hooks | 2” x 20’ | 10,000 LB Capacity | Polyester $ 11.11
Jumper Cables ; EPAuto 4 Gauge x 20 Ft 500A Heavy Duty Booster Jumper Cables with Travel Bag and Safety Gloves (4 AWG x 20 Feet) $ 20.97
Fuel Can; 5 Gallon Spill Proof Diesel Can CARB Approved 31754 $ 22.76
Diesel; Deisel $ 15.20
Flashlight LED; Ultra-Bright LED Flashlight, Wsiiroon CREE XML-T6 LED Flashlight, Zoomable, IP65 Water-Resistant, Portable, 5 Light Modes for Indoor and Outdoor Use, 2 pack (Batteries Not Included) $ 17.99
Tarp 10X12; Tarps Heavy Duty Waterproof ChaoJin 10’x12′ 9-mil Thick Multi-Purpose Boat Camping Tent Cover Tarp Poly Tarpaulin Brown/Silver $ 17.99
First Aid Kit First Aid & Survival Kit (200-Piece) : UPGRADED Survival Tools, ENHANCED Emergency Supplies for Camping & Outdoor $ 23.95
Seatbelt Cutter/Window Breaker VicTsing 2 Pack Car Safety Hammer, Emergency Escape Tool with Car Window Breaker and Seat Belt Cutter, Life Saving Survival Kit $ 9.99
Duct Tape Gorilla Tape, Black Duct Tape, 1.88″ x 12 yd, Black, (Pack of 1) $ 4.89
Zip Ties Cable Matters (Combo Pack) 200 Self-Locking 6+8+12-Inch Nylon Cable Ties (Tie Wraps/Zip Ties) in Black & White $ 8.99
Tie-Wire (Small roll) OOK 50143 200′ 16 Gauge Galvanized Steel Wire $ 6.29
Bungie Cords ROCKET STRAPS | 24PC Heavy Duty Bungee Cords With Hooks | Bungee Cord Set Includes | Tie Downs | Ball Bungees | Carrying Bag | 50/50 Latex & Rubber Bungee Cords For Extreme Strength $ 16.99
Folding Shovel Military Portable Folding Survival Shovel with Waist Pack for Camping Hiking Backpacking Fishing Tactical Army Surplus Multitool Trench Entrenching Tool Car Emergency Snow Removal $ 29.99
Multi-Screw Driver Wiha 77790 Ultra Driver Multi-Tool $ 24.42
Vice Grips IRWIN VISE-GRIP Original Curved Jaw Locking Pliers with Wire Cutter, 10″, 502L3 $ 12.94
Hammer-Hatchet Camillus CAMTRAX 3-in-1 Hatchet: Hatchet, Lock Back Saw and Hammer with Molded Sheath $ 33.50
Folding Knife MTech USA Ballistic MT-A845 Series Spring Assist Folding Knife, Black Blade, 5-Inch Closed $ 14.99
Folding Saw (wood) Corona RazorTOOTH Folding Pruning Saw, 10 Inch Curved Blade, RS 7265D $ 19.98
505 Para Cord Atwood Rope Paracord 550-Pound Type III 7 Strand Core, 1/8-Inch x 100-Feet, Black $ 9.99
Fire starting Kit Fire B.O.S.S.- Bug Out Bag Survival Fire Starting Kit $29.99
Blanket Mylar Swiss Safe Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets (4-Pack) + Bonus Signature Gold Foil Space Blanket: Designed for NASA, Outdoors, Hiking, Survival, Marathons or First Aid $ 9.99
Blanket Wool Rothco Wool Rescue Blanket, Olive Drab $ 22.81
Boots (waterproof) Merrell Men’s Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot $ 82.00
Coat (seasonal) Heihuohua Men’s Winter Parka Jacket Military Cotton Coat with Removable Hood $ 59.99
Spare, full set, of cloths Your Choice $ 100.00
Hat Gelante 3M Thinsulate Women Men Unisex Knitted Thermal Winter Cap Casual Beanies $ 6.99
Gloves two sets anqier Winter Gloves,-30℉(-34℃) Cold Proof Thermal 3M Thinsulate Warm Touchscreen Cold Weather Gloves Men Women for Smartphone Texting Cycling Riding Running Skiing Outdoor Sports $ 16.99
CLC 125M Handyman Flex Grip Work Gloves, Shrink Resistant, Improved Dexterity, Tough, Stretchable, Excellent Grip $14.21
3 gallons of Water (Minimal) Safeway $ 10.00
1 Case MRE’s MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box B, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 13-24 $ 64.19
Hand Sanitizer Purell $2.00
TP One Roll $1.00
CPL of Cheep Towles Wally World Towles $10.00
I might add something I always have and forgot…
A Fire Extinguisher
Kidde FA110 Multi Purpose Fire Extinguisher 1A10BC, 1 Pack
$19.99 from Amazon
One other thing I really need to say….
PLEASE please know how to use the items you have in your car, Fire Extinguisher and First Aid kits are a MUST also is the knowledge how to use them. Most Fire Stations will help and a good First Aid class.
I could never imagine coming upon a fire and not knowing how to help save someone. The Fire Extinguisher and the Seat Belt cutter could mean the difference in someone living or being burned in a Car Fire… Just something to think on….