The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Kristin at The Gold Project.
A couple of weeks ago, I shared my first car kit with y’all: my car hygiene kit. Today, I am sharing the other one, which I call my emergency kit. And, when I say emergency, I am not only referring to having an accident. I am also referring to personal emergencies.
You might be wondering what a “personal emergency” would be…
Well, anything is possible with kiddos, especially if you have one that gets extremely car sick on long (sometimes, not so long) travels. So, we have learned to prepare for those “emergencies.” Plus, emergencies dealing with rain, scrapes, chilly temps, and accidents are always possible as well.
Side note: Keep in mind that every family is different, so my type of “personal emergency” may not be anything like yours.
For my car emergency kit, I included the following items:
- blankets (2): a blanket per child
- change of clothes for kids
- jumper cables
- trashbags (2)
- small Wal-Mart type of bags (2)
- large Ziplock-type of bags (3): for first aid kit and clothes
- first aid kit (gauze, bandaids, and triple antibiotic ointment)
- surgical scissors
This was also a nice opportunity to get the back of my car cleaned out. I have learned that kids and vehicles do not mix well. It is virtually impossible to have a clean car all the time with kids riding in it.
The contents of my emergency car kit:
I do not have a lot of supplies in my first aid kit. I need to do some research on medication sitting in a vehicle for an extended amount of time. I am not sure if rubbing alcohol, peroxide, etc. need to be subject to high temps. Remember, I live in the south.
What else would you include in a car emergency kit?
My name is Kristin and I am a middle school career education teacher by day and a mommy/wife/blogger by night. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have two loving children. We recently made a life-changing move to Arkansas, so our new house is always under construction. I get excitement out of finding new creative, functional, and cute ways to organize things! I also enjoy writing and documenting life as it happens. So, I put these loves together and created The Gold Project. With the help of my husband, I am attempting to turn our house into a home. So, check out this special place of mine and take this journey with me!