When you’re on the road, anything can happen. That sentence may have been a bit too broad, but true nonetheless.
If there was a literal list of dangers that can and could happen while you’re out driving on the road or even by the side of it, the said-list would be endless. In the event of roadside emergencies, one must be prepared for whatever may come their way. What better way to do that than preparing an Emergency Kit of your own.
Packing a kit with all the essentials needed for a trip is more than important itself. With this kit, you’ll be able to tackle any challenge that can hinder you along the road and you’ll also be able to think on your feet and adapt to any situation.
If you’re wondering what to include in your survival kit for your car, here are some things to take into consideration:
1. Car Repair Tools
If ever you find yourself having difficulties with your car while driving, you’d need to stop by the road and check on what just happened. However, the second you switch off and step out of your vehicle, you’re now susceptible to anything that can happen.
With that said, you’d want to give your vehicle a quick fix. For that, here are some of the tools you may need:
- Spare Tire
- Tire Iron
- Car Jack
- Tire Pump
- Duct Tape
- Spare Battery
- Jumper Cables
- Pressure Gauge
Once you have all these tools with you, you’ll be able to give your vehicle the maintenance it needs in time for you to get back in and get driving. Also, it’s important to know how severe the damage on your car is so you’ll be able to determine how ong it would take for a full or quick repair.
2. List of Emergency Contacts
If ever you find yourself stranded on the road due to the damage on your vehicle, it’s time to make a call to the nearest emergency hotline. That way, they’ll be able to locate you and provide assistance, all while protecting you from any potential harm that can befall you.
3. Items for Self-Defense
It isn’t the natural elements or the wildlife that can be your enemy out on the road, but other people as well. With crime at an all-time high, you have to be prepared for what may come to you.
While an item such as a stun gun can prove effective, it’s okay to have your own firearm as well for extra protection. However, when obtaining one, always make sure to obtain it through legal means. That way, you’re protecting yourself from any predator and any consequences the law can impose on you.
No matter what happens outdoors, preparation and survival will always remain key components in saving your life and the lives of your passengers. While it may be scary, the benefits this can give you are plentiful, and are also enough to instill in you the value of vigilance and focus.
All in all, the saying remains true: Never Underestimate Your Surroundings.