5 Items You Should Always Keep In Your Trunk
Wildfire season and hurricane season have officially started, we are in the middle of a global pandemic, and our nation is caught in turmoil. What else do we have in store for us this year? If we have learned one thing from 2020, it is that we should all be prepared for unexpected events. Having a backup emergency kit in your car could save your life. We have put together a list of 5 things you should keep in your trunk at all times.
1 - JUMPER CABLES
Dead Batteries happen all the time. Keeping a pair of jumper cables in your trunk will definitely come in handy and save you time if your battery dies.
2 - FOOD AND WATER
You should always keep some backup food and water in your car in case you get stranded. We are here to help you prepare with the proper emergency food. Our freeze-dried meals are lightweight, easy to store and can be rehydrated in a matter of minutes.
A FEW EMERGENCY ITEMS WE RECOMMEND STORING IN YOUR CAR
3 - FIRST AID KIT
You never know when you might need a first aid kit. These are handy to have by at all times. These can help with minor wounds until the EMTs arrive.
4 - FLASHLIGHT
A flashlight is an essential item to keep in your car. This could be used at night if you get a flat tire and need to change it. It could also help you flag someone down from a distance if you got stranded somewhere in the dark.
Beyond just a powerful flashlight, this is equipped with other tools such as a seatbelt cutter, a hammer to break windshields, a flashing red alert light and a handy crank to charge your mobile phone.
5 - Fire Extinguisher
With the wildfire season just starting, having a fire extinguisher in your trunk could be of great use. Although the chances of you needing one are low, it could end up saving your life or valuables.
Here at ReadyWise, we offer a 64 Piece Survival Kit Backpack that is designed to be stored in your house, car, boat, etc. It is lightweight and includes 3 of the 5 essential items we talked about above along with many other lifesaving emergency items.
Other Items to Consider
- Blanket - in case your battery dies and your stranded in the cold
- Kitty Litter - this can help you gain traction in case your car gets stuck
- Air Pump - in case you find your tire flat and don’t have a spare
- Battery Pack - in case you don’t see a friendly hand to help jumpstart your car
- Hazard Triangle or Flares - these could save your life if you are stranded and need to make yourself visible