Having an Emergency Survival Car Kit in your vehicle may well be the best investment you’ll ever make if you ever find yourself in a survival situation where help is either unavailable or not close enough to render assistance in the time necessary to prevent a crisis from developing further.
Your life can change in an instant. Whether you’re behind the wheel or riding as a passenger, travel by vehicle is not without risk. Each day at any given moment millions of people all over the world are in transit. Tens of thousands will not reach their destination as planned. Someone runs a stop sign, someone loses control, mechanical failure, a lapse of attention or an icy road suddenly you or someone around you finds themselves in a destiny with mangled metal, flying glass and physical trauma from impact.
In an urban environment help can be a cell phone call away. But for those that are somewhere between urban centers on the hundreds of thousands of miles of road that snake through the country, there may be no one around for miles that can help. That’s where having an Emergency Survival Car Kit can mean the difference between life and death.
There are many precarious situations where an Emergency Car Kit can be highly beneficial. You hear about people getting trapped in their cars after skidding off the pavement into ditches and streams. Rollover accidents where people get trapped inside their cars because the seat belts meant to save their lives are now the very thing that prevents them from escaping. Mechanical breakdowns that leave people stranded often miles away from help without food and water as well as the means to protect themselves from the elements.
A well thought out Emergency Car Kit should contain several essential items such as a first aid kit, emergency food, water and/or a means to purify water, a high quality LED flashlight, some sort of emergency thermal blanket, a signaling device such as a whistle or mirror and a means of producing heat an/or fire. These are but a few suggestions for items to create a survival kit. The cost is minimal but the benefits can’t be measured if your ever faced an emergency survival crisis while away from home and on the road.