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Never Leave On An Automobile Trip Without One

April 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am posted by

auto emergency kitsWhen you leave for work in the morning, you never know what the day is going to bring. Maybe they’ll be a freak ice storm, and you find yourself stuck on the freeway and unable to get home. Maybe you’ll be involved in a car accident, and you’ll be in need of emergency gear. We want to believe these kinds of things aren’t possible, because they’re unpleasant to think about. But the truth is that they do happen every day, and the best way we can deal with that is by being prepared.

That’s why you shouldn’t get in your car unless you’re stocked with any number of auto emergency kits. These can contain a variety of products, but the most extensive will have a first aid kit as well as a survival blanket, flashlight, batteries, spare food, and water. Whatever they possess, they might just prove a tremendous help if you ever do find yourself stuck in an unexpected and unpleasant situation.

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Emergency snow shovel

March 1, 2016 @ 11:36 am posted by

If you live in the winter wonder land add a portable snow shovel to you cars auto emergency kit.  A folding shovel can stay in your car year round, in the back of the trunk with the rest of your auto emergency gear.

emergency snow shovel

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Multi Tools in your auto emergency kit.

February 12, 2016 @ 12:03 pm posted by

Multi ToolWith respect to auto emergency kits, small auto air compressors are great and I have one in each car.  I would also suggest adding a few pieces of wire and a Multi Tool that contains a wire cutter, multiple screw driver bits, and plyers combined in one.  This is in addition to a good general purpose auto emergency kit.

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Automobile Emergency Kit & First Aid Kits

February 10, 2016 @ 1:58 pm posted by

Sometimes in our life we face certain unusual or emergency situations or accidents for which we are generally not prepared. In today’s fast paced life, most of us use cars for traveling. In the rush of reaching our destinations we often make the mistake of avoiding important safety measures, the result of which can be disastrous road accidents.  A road accident may happen due to a vehicle colliding with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, or with geographical or architectural obstacles. Most of these accidents result in injury, property damage and sometimes even death. Though a well designed and well managed vehicle with good brakes, tires and well adjusted suspension is always easier to control in an emergency situation, keeping emergency supplies within easy reach is highly advisable.

The absence of proper auto emergency kits and first aid kits in cars can prove very costly. Accident survivors may succumb to death in the absence of emergency medical care or first aid. Many accident victims have come out as survivors of automobile accidents as they had disaster kits in their cars. Statistical records show that motor vehicle collisions are one of the leading preventable causes of death in the United States. Since accidents do not come with a warning, acquainting yourself with proper first aid supplies in your car can save you in life risk situations.

What all should you have in your auto emergency kit? When it comes to long distance travel, a road emergency kit should be selected based on the road conditions, distance of the journey, the environment, weather as well as the traffic conditions on the road. Keep these factors in mind while deciding what should be there in your kit and what can be left behind. Some of the basic items to help you get back on the road quickly and safely include the following.

Since tire bursts or slow leaks are a common cause of accidents, carrying a 12 Volt tire pump or an aerosol tire inflator is necessary.

A car battery charger or simple jumper cables that you can use to start the car if it has failed without warning. It works wonders if charged fully.

Duct tape and wire to fix windows or pipes are other important items to carry in your automobile emergency kit.

A fire extinguisher.

A flash light if you are driving at night or have to cover a long distance that might include night-time driving.

If it is winter, carry ice scrapers, solar blankets, and heating sticks to keep you warm.

If you are stranded in your car a few food bars and some water will be needed.

Your auto emergency kit should have a sharp pocket knife to cut seat belts and duct tapes if required.

The basic first aid supplies are cotton balls, plastic bandages, more wet naps, large gauze, and rubber gloves are a must.

Cleansing agent/soap and antibiotic towelettes for disinfection.

Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection.

Adhesive bandages, sterile dressings and surgical tapes.

Eye-cleansing solutions and burn ointment.

Over-the-counter medicines such as pain relievers and anti-diarrhea medications.

All of these will help accident victims to survive a crash before the paramedics and other rescue services arrive.

Last but not the least is an injury-information card that describes the symptoms, treatment, the cognitive rehabilitation and the recovery from any mishap prior to getting professional help.

By now you must have an idea that how important it is to carry an automobile emergency kit in your car before stepping out of home. After all, your safety is in your hands. So, what are you waiting for? Just order for emergency car kit and enjoy a safe and peaceful journey.

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Auto Emergency Kits

January 7, 2016 @ 12:24 pm posted by

  

Auto emergency kits are an essential tool for any vehicle. Emergencies happen when we least expect them – and the best way to avoid being stranded for long periods of time on a deserted road is to be equipped with an auto emergency kit. The kit should include tools for car repairs as well as essentials such as a first aid kit, blanket, water, and food. Granola or energy bars are the perfect food for roadside emergencies. The first aid kit should contain basics such as gauze, bandages, adhesive tape, antibiotic ointment, scissors, instant ice pack, instant heat compress, and aspirin or other pain reliever.

 Auto emergency kits should also include a flashlight with extra batteries, emergency flares, pen and paper, and a help sign to place in the window for passing vehicles to see in case you are stranded inside the vehicle. Flat tires are one of the leading causes for roadside emergencies. Every vehicle should be equipped with tools necessary to change a tire and, every driver should learn how to change a tire before driving. Be sure to have a spare tire, vehicle jack, tire pressure gauge, and lug wrench. Another handy item to have available is a bottled tire inflator. If the tire is not completely flat, you may be able to inflate the tire enough to get to a service station.

Because all roadside emergencies are not caused by tires, auto emergency kits should contain tools that allow basic repairs to be done on the vehicle. These should include flat head and Phillips screwdrivers, vise grips, adjustable wrench, pliers, pocketknife, or a multipurpose tool containing many tools in one. Other items that can come in handy during a roadside emergency include oil, antifreeze, windshield washer fluid, rags or paper towels, duct tape, and an ice scraper.

 Living in a fast-paced world often requires lots of travel. Whether you have a long commute to work or just like to take long trips, it is always best to be prepared ahead of time. Auto emergency kits often mean less time stranded and more time on the road. If you became stranded today, are you prepared? Be sure to equip your vehicle with everything you need to ensure a safe trip – and be sure every driver is familiar with the tools contained in your auto emergency kit and knows how to use them. Safety first – whether in the home or on the road.

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Outdoor First Aid Kits

January 4, 2016 @ 11:13 pm posted by

 Outdoor first aid kits are essential for families that love the great outdoors. Whether your family enjoys a day at the lake, hiking through the woods, or participating in sports, a first aid kit should be a part of the preparations. Outdoor activities can provide hours of fun for your family, but it is always best to keep in mind that no matter where you are, accidents can happen. An outdoor first aid kit should include a basic first aid kit that includes assorted bandages, gauze, adhesive tape, scissors, antibiotic ointment, and over-the-counter pain reliever. However, outdoor first aid kits should also include special items that may not be needed in the home.

 Outdoor first aid kits should also include insect sting pads, an instant cold pack and heat compress, sunscreen, emergency thermal blanket, ace bandages, athletic tape, aloe vera gel, calamine lotion, and hydrocortisone cream. For hiking or camping, it is essential to have a three-day supply of water and food. Food should be non-perishable and easy to prepare. It should also be easy to carry in a backpack. The following foods are great for outdoors: peanut butter, crackers, energy bars and granola bars, and trail mix. Another essential item is hard candies. Hard candies quench thirst and can help to save your water supply.

 Families that spend a lot of time in the outdoors should be prepared for lots of fun. It is also important to be prepared for accidents. Common accidents that happen outdoors include cuts, falls, insect bites, and getting lost. It is always best to be prepared for emergencies whether you are in the home, in the vehicle, or enjoying the great outdoors. Before you leave, you should ensure that each member of the family is familiar with the contents of the outdoor first aid kits and understands how to use each item.

 Does your family enjoy spending time in the great outdoors? Whether you camp, hike, or play sports, outdoor first aid kits should be an essential part of your preparations. Accidents happen when you least expect them – whether you are playing a simple game of volleyball, hiking through the mountains, or hunting for big game. The most intelligent and responsible thing you can do for your family is to go prepared – and this includes an outdoor first aid kit that contains the essential items to meet any emergency situation. Be prepared, not scared!

 

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A emergency road kit that can save you money.

December 23, 2015 @ 3:05 pm posted by Sam

Whenever you’re planning a road trip somewhere, and even when you’re just going to work, it’s always good to have an auto emergency kit in your vehicle. You never know when you may need it or when you may be of assistance to someone else.  Having this kit can save you time and money for things that you would already have stored in your trunk or in your back compartment if you have an SUV.

There are some essentials that you would need in order to make any progress: A flashlight is very important to have because you will need to see. This is especially crucial if it is nightfall and you need plenty of light to see. You will need light to see what is wrong with your vehicle.

Another thing that you would need is some gloves, preferably leather ones. If it’s cold out, they can keep your hands warm. They can also protect your hands from getting acquiring dirt or getting injured as you are working on the vehicle. If it’s raining, it’s good to have a waterproof poncho so that you can stay as dry as possible.

In the event you become dehydrated, you will need drinking water to keep you going. Not having anything such as food or water is a dangerous mix. You should always have some type of food and water available in order to keep you going in the event you have to wait for assistance.

Keep in mind, assistance may not always come right away. It may take several minutes to a half hour for someone to come to your rescue. It all depends on where you are on the road. If you’re in a rural area, it may take longer. This is because the assistance may have to come from afar. Until the assistance comes, you will need food and water to tie you down.

In the event of an emergency, it’s a good idea to try and park in a lit area, if possible. If not, at least you will have your flashlight and light stick available to get some type of illumination. Make sure that the batteries in the flashlight are good and will work for at least a few hours. It’s even a good idea to carry an extra pack of batteries with you in the event the others stop operating. Some people may think that it’s not necessary to have this, but that is far from the truth. It’s always a good idea to be prepared, whether the trip is long or lengthy.

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Solar Sleeping Bag and Emergency Blankets

September 18, 2015 @ 1:48 pm posted by

Emergency BlanketOne of the most important things to add to or have in your auto emergency kit is a thermal blanket or solar sleeping bag.   These item are small and fit easily in your glove box.  Great for auto emergencies and outdoor survival.

 Solar Sleeping Bag

These blankets generally retain 90% of your body heat, can be used as a ground cover, and will protect you from the elements.

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