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Roadside Emergency Kits

Roadside Car Emergency Kits should be a must for any vehicle. Since one cannot plan when and where an emergency will occur, having an emergency car kit, an emergency roadside car kit, emergency car flashlights and even a 72-hour disaster preparedness kit in your vehicle can be invaluable in a roadside emergency situation.

We've put together the best emergency car kits for you. We've also included a number of individual items should you be thinking about making your own emergency bag.

If you don't have time to put together an emergency car kit, then there are a number of kits available that are ready to go. Some are designed specifically for roadside emergencies. While others are more disaster survival kits.

Disaster survival kits are designed to help you survive in almost any short-term disaster. Although they don't contain items specific to roadside emergencies, they can be very valuable should one fine oneself stranded away from home in an emergency. Most come in a backpack and contain a three-day supply of:

  • Water Boxes
  • Emergency food rations
  • Emergency Poncho
  • 12-Hour Lightsticks
  • Gloves
  • Whistle
  • Survival Blanket
  • Pocket Tissues
  • Dust Masks
  • First Aid Kit

The actual roadside emergency kits usually include items specific to roadside emergencies, such as:

  • Emergency flairs
  • Flashlight
  • Folding Shovel
  • Ice Scraper
  • Emergency Survival Blanket
  • Emergency Candles
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Hand Warmer Packets
  • Whistle
  • First Aid Kit

With these guidelines, if you choose, you can actually create your own car emergency bag, tailored to your own specific needs. Perhaps, including such things as:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • eye glasses
  • hand-crank radio/flashlight
  • hat
  • walking shoes
  • perscription meds
  • extra cash
Disaster Kit


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