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Basic Vehicle Emergency Kit

This kit should include:

  • Shovel, windshield scraper, and brush.
  • Candle and matches or lighter (deep can) and a fire extinguisher.
  • Battery-powered or wind-up radio (extra batteries).
  • Battery-powered or wind-up flashlight (extra batteries).
  • Water and food that won’t spoil (energy bars, snack food, etc.).
  • Extra clothing and boots (mittens and toque) and blanket(s).
  • Tow chain or rope, tire chains, and booster cables.
  • Bag of road salt, sand, or cat litter.
  • Fluorescent distress flag, emergency flares, and a whistle.
  • Road maps and list of contact numbers.
  • First aid kit with a seatbelt cutter.
  • Cell phone or two-way radio, if available.

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