We rely on our vehicles to get us from point A to point B, and our vehicles rely on us to take care of them. However, even a well-maintained car or truck is prone to breaking down. Something as simple as a dead battery can keep you from getting where you need to go, and that’s why you need to have a vehicle survival kit.
There are several tools you should always have in your vehicle with you, simply because you never know what may happen. The first item you need is a bag to store all your tools in, which also allows you to take the tools with you in a rental vehicle with ease. You should always have extra clothes in your vehicle survival kit as well, especially in colder climates.
Having tools that can allow you to potentially repair the vehicle are also handy. Be sure to include a tool kit, battery charger/jump pack, tire repair kit, tire iron, jack, tow strap and an air compressor. For other emergencies, you can include a fire extinguisher, first-aid kit, navigation tools and signaling items.
You should always include food and water in any survival kit you create, and your vehicle kit is no exception. A car-safety hammer should be included in case you ever need to break a window; this car feature can save your life in a nightmare scenario of crashing into water.
The bottom line is that your vehicle survival kit is only limited by you and the space you have available. You can include whatever you feel like you may need. Consider adding a tarp, which you can use for a variety of applications. Check out how you can utilize a tarp in a survival situation.
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