Highway Survival Kit

For all of your well made plans, the unexpected has come up and you are stuck on the side of the road. If you have a comprehensive emergency kit prepared however, it may be that you won’t even need to wait for a road service provider and you can take care of the emergency yourself.

You may not need to buy a kit, most items are probably in your garage. If you are creating your own emergency kit, you will need to include some of the following.

  • 12-foot jumper cables
  • Four 15-minute roadside flares
  • Two quarts of oil
  • Gallon of antifreeze
  • First aid kit (including an assortment of bandages, gauze, adhesive tape, antiseptic cream, instant ice and heat compresses, scissors and aspirin)
  • Blanket
  • Extra fuses
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Flat head screwdrivers
  • Phillips head screwdrivers
  • Pliers
  • Vise Grips
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Tire inflator (such as a Fix-A-Flat)
  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Rags
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Roll of duct tape
  • Spray bottle with washer fluid
  • Pocketknife
  • Ice scraper
  • Pen and paper
  • Help sign
  • Granola or energy bars
  • Bottled water
  • and heavy-duty nylon bag to carry it all in


Posted on Thursday, April 5th, 2007 at 7:43 pm In Road Service  

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