Packing a Roadside Emergency Kit: Things You Should Always Have

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Staying prepared is one of the best ways to avoid dangerous situations while on the road. That’s why it’s important to always pack a roadside emergency kit, full of survival supplies and tools to help you in any situation you might come across, especially breakdowns.

According to the DMV, you should have obvious things like a tire-changing kit, a first-aid kit, jumper cables, and a fire extinguisher. However, aside from these basic things, everyone should carry extra supplies as well.

Important supplies to pack include:

  • Gloves
  • Flashlights
  • Blanket
  • Spare fluids (coolant, oil, etc.)
  • Ice scraper
  • Bottled Water, granola/energy bars
  • Old deactivated phone (to call 911)
  • Pocketknife
  • Duct tape

These are just some supplies to keep in mind, but feel free to add other supplies as you see fit. The most important thing to remember is that you can get stranded anywhere, so remember to carry supplies to last you a few days. Blankets and gloves are important for staying warm, and supplies like duct tape and a pocket knife can be used for emergency repairs.

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