Emergency Roadside Assistance Kit

Posted: January 2, 2014 in Equipment
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The vehicle that you drive should contain an emergency roadside assistance kit.  You can buy pre-made kits but generally speaking these are not as good as the kits you can assemble on your own. Your emergency roadside kit should contaion items that will assist you if you have any vehicle issues either pre or post apocalypse.  Here are some suggested items to have in your kit.

  • Portable Gas Can
  • Jumper Cables
  • Small Tool Kit
  • Tow Strap
  • Windshield Scraper
  • Spare Tire Jack
  • Lug Wrench
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Funnels
  • Siphon
  • Fix A Flat Sealant
  • Tire Pump and Gauge
  • Bungee Cords
  • Spare Fuses
  • Invertor
  • Work Gloves
  • Flashlight
  • Spare Batteries
  • Spare Cell Phone Charger
  • Roadside Triangles
  • Folding Shovel
  • Clean Rags
  • Rope
  • Extra Oil, Anti Freeze, Brake Fluid, Windshield Washer, Brake Lights, Headlights, etc.

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  1. TamrahJo says:

    Tsk, tsk – the kit should also include a sleeve of saltine crackers, a jar of peanut butter, a jug of water, blankets or big comforter, a bamboo rod to stick through the window and reach fresh air through the 6 feet of snow piled on top of you and a six-pack of beer, just in case it takes awhile for the plows to reach you – – – LOL

    • rmactsc says:

      I left those of the list as all of the food and water related items should already be in your vehicle bug out bag which is already in your vehicle. The roadisde emergency kit is a seperate bag so all your roadside vehicle repair and maintenance items are conveniently at hand 🙂

      • TamrahJo says:

        Touche – My bad – my bug out bag is still in a plastic crate because I haven’t bought a proper backpack – – so, I figured, why not lighten the load by putting some of the necessities in the car kit? LOL

      • rmactsc says:

        At least you gave it thought which is more than many folks do. What type of backpack are you thinking about getting?

      • TamrahJo says:

        Haven’t researched yet. Still hoping to bug out in truck and drive 10 miles to fortress. And by this time next year will live in my fortress. Sad but true….
        Course I could just look through your archives for the recommendation

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