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Emergency Car Kit Checklist
Posted by Dr. Ben Kim on Dec 26, 2006
One of the best gifts that we received for Christmas was a small kit of emergency items that we now have tucked away in the trunk of our car in case we ever find ourselves stuck on the road this winter.
If you do not have such a kit in your car, I encourage you to use the following list to prepare one as soon as possible.
Emergency Kit For Car
- Case of bottled water
- Food that won't spoil, such as dried fruit and canned goods
- Manual can opener and basic eating utensils
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Candles, matches, and a deep can to hold candles
- Extra clothes and shoes/boots
- Toilet paper and other personal care supplies
- Road flares
- Knife (a Swiss army knife is excellent for emergencies)
- First aid kit
- Some small bills and coins
- Small shovel
- Jumper cables
- Antifreeze/windshield washer fluid
- List of emergency contact numbers
A show on the cable news network in the United States recently aired a program on how to survive if lost in cold weather. Their bottom line statement amounted to the following:
"You can survive for 3 weeks without food, 3 days without water, and 3 hours without shelter."
I know from my experiences with water fasting that it is certainly possible to survive for more than 3 weeks without food if you are well rested and hydrated. Still, the rule of threes makes an important point:
If you ever find yourself stranded in cold weather, your first priority should be to find shelter that will protect you against the cold.
Please share this information with family and friends. Thank you.
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