Tag Archives: Car Kit

  • Stuck in the Snow: How's Your Emergency Car Kit?

    Prepare yourself this winter with an emergency car kit

    Tuesday brought a happy ending to a familiar, and usually tragic, winter story. When James Glanton, his girlfriend Christina McIntee, and the four children they took up into the hills of northern Nevada to play in the snow didn’t return that night, family feared the worst. Their Jeep had overturned on a snowy road, and the six of them survived in below zero temperatures (!) for two days before rescuers found them—cold, but unharmed. You can read more about their fortunate rescue here.

    If you haven’t already made your car’s emergency kit winter ready, now’s a good time to consider whether you could survive for two days stranded in your vehicle. FEMA has a helpful checklist of items you’ll want handy. And check out these blog posts for more ideas and resources for winter road safety.

    Also, don’t forget to check out our selection of emergency kits to help you start preparing for winter conditions and emergency situations alike.

    Don’t count on luck to get you out of a dangerous situation. Be prepared!

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: emergency preparedness, emergency kit, Winter, Car Kit

  • Baby Steps: Time to Winterize Your Grab and Go Bag

    With the change of seasons, it’s time to update your Grab & Go Bag—or 72-hour Kit, Bug-out Bag, Emergency Kit, Evac Kit, or whatever you prefer to call it! Update both your personal kit and one for your car.

    BABY STEP 1:  Update Your Personal Grab and Go Bag

    Items for a Winter Grab and go bag

    Think about what items you’d be glad to have if you had to leave your home in the spur of the moment with chilly weather waiting to greet you outside. You’ll definitely want things to help you stay warm and dry, right? Depending on your climate, consider adding a few items to each person’s grab and go bag.

     Reminder: have your kids grown enough to need larger disposable diapers or pull-ups? If so, you’ll want to remember those and store them in your grab and go bag.


    BABY STEP 2:  Update Your Emergency Car Kit

    Winter Car Emergency Kit

    Reminder: are your tires and windshield wipers in good condition? If not, consider getting them changed out before winter weather hits.

    Like it or not, Old Man Winter is on his way, and knowing that your grab and go bags are ready to go and you’re as prepared as possible will help you sleep when the wind blows—or when the snow falls.








    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: emergency kit, baby steps, Car Kit

  • Pennies for Prepping: January 2013 Results

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    Hi, friends!
    How did January go for you? Did you save any pennies towards prepping gear or food storage?
    I started off with the existing spare change I had in my jar and spent this month adding my leftover cash to it. There wasn't much to spare this month, but here’s the breakdown:


    Starting Balance (what was already in the change jar): $5.48
    What I added in Janurary: $2.22
    New Total: $7.70


    So, with $7.70 available to spend on preps, I decided to get some things that I’ve been meaning to buy for a while:
    First, I got an SOS 3600-calorie food ration bar to put in my car emergency kit. I’ve got a whole car kit put together, but until now I’ve just had some granola bars in there—which is better than nothing, but not great.
    The SOS bar will stay safe and edible even in extreme temperatures, so I can leave it in my car during the freezing Utah winters and hot Utah summers and it will still be in good condition if I ever need it. It provides one person with 1200 calories per day for three days.
    I also got two single-dose packets of Burn Free Gel. I love this stuff. I got a terrible sunburn a few years ago (when I thought sunscreen was lame—little did I know!). I tried everything I could think of to help the burn and to deal with the pain, but nothing was really helping. The burn was so bad that I missed two days of work—my legs were so burned and swollen that I couldn't bend them to drive or sit at my desk.
    A friend who worked at Emergency Essentials told me to get Burn Free gel and promised me I wouldn't regret it. Boy, was he right. The gel helped almost instantly with the pain, and helped dissipate the burning feeling quickly. I wish I would have known about Burn Free on day one instead of day three or four.
    If you've never tried Burn Free, drop everything and get some now. Whether you get a burn from cooking, curling your hair (ladies, you know what I mean), working on the car, or not using enough sunscreen, Burn Free will help soothe and heal your burn. It’s better than anything I’ve ever used, hands down.
    So, that's what I bought with what I've saved so far. That left me with $1.01 in my jar, and my goal for February is to add at least $5 to my prepping jar. We’ll see how it goes.
    How much did you save in January? Are you going to spend it right away, or save up for a few months to buy something a little bigger?
    --Sarah (a.k.a., Urban Girl)

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: Pennies for Prepping, Budget, preparedness, Car Kit, Car Preparedness, Urban Girl

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