9 responses

  1. Cat Davis
    January 16, 2013

    That’s a really good idea. We should definitely put one of these together. And thanks for the cat litter tip, I’ve never heard of that.

  2. Dawn
    January 17, 2013

    Our family recently relocated to Alaska from Texas and have learned quickly the importance of having an emergency kit. I also keep an extra set of gloves and hats for everyone in the family.

    • A Cowboy’s Wife
      January 18, 2013

      Extra gloves is a great idea! Perhaps even extra socks too. I know my feet always get cold. Welcome to Texas!!

  3. Becky
    January 17, 2013

    I carry candles in a #10 can with matches for heat in the car.You can burn the candle in the can without fear of getting burnt. I also have a #10 can to use as a potty in case we’re stuck for a long time.Plus all that you have listed.

    • A Cowboy’s Wife
      January 18, 2013

      I have heard about people using a can to potty in, etc. I guess I should have included that cause if Truett was with us, he’d need to pee!

  4. Katie Jones
    February 8, 2013

    That’s really a great idea for an emergency kit. most of us don’t think about that till something happens but gathering such a kit and placing it in your car is easy and doesn’t cost you time but will help you in case of emergency.

  5. Kris
    August 4, 2013

    I just found this through Pinterest and it’s a great list. I just have a quick question about storing water in your car during the winter. Do you empty some of the water out so when it freezes it doesn’t split the bottle or do those bottles expand well enough for freezing? Thanks so much.

  6. Kathie Peters
    October 7, 2013

    I have tea packets, sugar, creamer packets, instant coffee and cocoa, and broth packets and a plug in mug that warms and plenty of water. 2 – 1 gal. jugs and 8 individual bottles. Also a towel, extra gloves, socks, boots or shoes, pants, shirt and jacket and ski mask or hat and neck scarf and wet wipes to clean because what if you get all wet before you are totally stuck or HAVE to get out for an unholdable bathroom break and get wet??? You need warm,dry clothes to change into or just extra layers to help stay warm. Also a heating pad and inverter to go with the the hot hands and feet to help warm the torso from time to time. Emergency sign in BRIGHT ORANGE to post in window and a bright ORANGE ribbon to attach to the antennae to help you stand out. A couple of books would be great and a deck of cards to pass the time.

  7. Bunny
    December 8, 2013

    Don’t forget jumper cables dead battery is one of winters nasty tricks… Also keep in mind that running your vehicle can be deadly if you have run off the road, always make sure your exhaust pipes are cleared of snow and ice or the fumes can kill.

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