For the next few blog postings, I am going to be concentrating on getting prepared for all kinds of emergencies around the house and on the road. First up, the car kit.

The reason I love the idea of doing this as a group so much is that we all have the best of intentions.

Everyone wants to be prepared for a situation that requires you to have emergency supplies on hand. I love being the person who is able to say, “Why yes! I do have a pair of tweezers in my car.” (No one needs to know that they are not in my emergency kit, but in my ashtray/change holder so that when I see that stray facial hair reflected so perfectly in the review mirror in the morning sun, I can get it.)

But actually sitting down and pulling that kit together. Ugh.

So here is yet another instance where peer pressure rocks. It could be your MOPS group, your Bunco group, or just a few friends, but doing it together will help you actually get it done.

PLUS, I bet one of you went wild for Y2K and have lots of supplies you could donate to the rest of the block. (Just make sure that all of those supplies are still usable…)

Car Kit:

Have each person bring their own:

  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Flashlight/batteries
  • Some sort of container or case.

    If you are doing this as a group, you could get pencil boxes from the dollar store, or use Ziploc bags. If you are putting it together yourself, your container could be anything from a large Tupperware container, to an old backpack or purse.


Group Items:

  • Instant cold pack
  • Emergency blanket /space blanket
  • Assorted bandages (Band Aid, Curaid, etc.)
  • Bottled water
  • Sterile or non-sterile rolled gauze
  • Assorted sterile dressings
  • Bandage tape
  • Instant cold pack
  • Bite/sting relief
  • Disposable latex gloves
  • Disposable CPR mask
  • Sanitary Napkins

Make Sure to Have in the Car:


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