Do you have an emergency kit?

@brihanna (381)
United States
January 25, 2007 3:28pm CST
My husband and children laugh, but I have an emergency crate (not kit) in my car at all times. I think it would be a foolish way to die, of starvation, or stuck in the snow, or something like that. So, I carry-snow shovel, blanket, water, fix-a-flat, granola bars, and first aid kit, as well as a premade kit of jumperstarters, flashlight, and flares. Am I neurotic as they say? Or do you carry one too?
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• Canada
26 Jan 07
I don't carry one but I think it is a good idea . I have seen getting stuck somewheres and wishing I had a blanket for the children and not having one . I say I am going to do something like that but never have as of yet . I did carry a blanket in the van for a couple of months but then took it in to wash it and never thought to take it back out .
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@brihanna (381)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I do have to check it often, as both my husband and children will take items from it, even if it is not an emergency-they are hungry or thirsty, or they have something else to put in the van and have to take it out. I guess I should probably lock it.-with my luck I will get stuck and be all out of what I need.
@xyla_v (314)
• India
25 Jan 07
Prevention is better than cure.So i think having emergency kit is not a bad idea and you will realize its importance only when you are in desperate need of it.when the need of hour comes,even a safety pin could be important to us so having emergency kit does not sound idiotic or neurotic....
@brihanna (381)
• United States
3 Feb 07
Thanks-I feel better already. I truley hope I never need to need it, but, yeah, it is like a security blanket, traveling with one.
@katan22 (327)
• Philippines
3 Feb 07
I think you are just precautious but you are normal. We don't always bring a lot but we carry eergency kit and first aid kit just to be ready if ever an accident or something arises.
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@brihanna (381)
• United States
15 Feb 07
It is always nice to know I am normal. Hopefully I will not have to be using the kit anytime soon. Or you.
• Canada
2 Feb 07
yes i have an emergency kit in my car and i always have a first aid kit in my purse just in case my daughter gets hurt. better to be safe than sorry.
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@brihanna (381)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I know, isn't it the worst feeling, when a child is hurt, and you can not do anything about it. Good for you, and lucky little child to have such a mom with wonderful forethought.
@merkava (1225)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
I don't think you're paranoid at all. I also bring those stuff along including a tool box, signal flairs, air horns and a walkie talkie. I've also installed a gps tracking system on all of my vehicles just in case I get snow bound in a desolate spot. Those tools has helped me throughout the years.
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• United States
2 Feb 07
Let them laugh away, this is the smartest thing a person can do. You never know when something could happen and you would be stranded. I carry even beyond that everyone has socks, a shirt, and extra blankets. We live in an area that if you went off the road it could be days before someone noticed.
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@brihanna (381)
• United States
3 Feb 07
Yup, I have read more than one article about you people in Colorado. Don't know why you don't move your towns closer together-LOL. I can understand why it would be such a priority to you. You would think that in areas like your, you could not get your car insured or inspected unless you have an emergency kit with you. I hope you never need it-but thank god your family has someone looking out for them.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
27 Jan 07
That is not neurotic, that is good planning. Out of all the things that can go wrong, being stranded in a storm is probably the most likely to happen. You may also want to add flashlights and radios that can be powered with a few cranks, then you don't have to worry about the batteries. For winter, those little chemical handwarmers are great, throw a box of those in your car.
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@brihanna (381)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I like the hand warmer idea-cheap, easy to pack, long shelf life. Thanks I think I will go out this weekend and pick a few up. Gratis.
@blanksolid (1632)
• Spain
26 Jan 07
Yes i have an emergency kit at home, its important to keep one at home and everywhere you are going on so you never can know whats you are going to happen to you, have a nice day on mylot and happy earnings also.
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@brihanna (381)
• United States
3 Feb 07
See, you are as smart as I am (not neurotic)
@srhelmer (6930)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
25 Jan 07
I've seen too many people die during the winter because they went off the road. Better safe than sorry.
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@brihanna (381)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I agree, it is amazing that a little pre-planning could have prevented so many peoples deaths.