In today’s video we get outta the house and hit the open road! Well…maybe not, but at least we get to the car! I want to take a few moments to show you how to build an emergency preparedness kit for your vehicle. Whether you’re a soccer mom and captain of your minivan or you’re a burly trucker puttin’ the pedal to the metal on the highways and by-ways (‘cuz, yeah, I have a lot of truckers that subscribe to my blog), bad luck and danger doesn’t discriminate. Sometimes, what started as a simple trip turns into an “adventure.” Look what happened on Gilligan’s Island…a 3-hour tour turned into 3 seasons and 98 episodes! So, here goes…
In the video I break it down into two categories; the Emergency Preparedness Kit and Good Things to Have in Your Vehicle. So take a look:
Here’s a link to a downloadable checklist to help you assemble your kit, plus links to 4 vehicle “how to” videos covering tire changing, jump starting your battery, installing tire chains, and even how to use a fire extinguisher! Download the checklist: THINGS REALLY SMART PEOPLE KEEP IN THEIR VEHICLE
I also found this link to some great apps I thought you’d like and they’re recommended by the National Safety Commission (most of them are free).
So there you have it folks, your own emergency preparedness kit in a quick “how to.” Now, you too can be prepared next time you’re out on the road and Mother Nature throws you a curve ball or someone decides the best way to meet you is to run smack dab into your car. You’re ready…with your handy dandy emergency preparedness kit to save the day! This is one of those tips where I hope you follow my advice but hope you never have to actually use it. Stay safe, and it would be a nice gesture to pass this tip on to a friend so they’re prepared, too.