My big white Tahoe has been our home away from home on many occasions. It may be a bit of a gas guzzler, but when it comes time for a family road trip, I really appreciate the roominess for passengers and all our suitcases, pillows, blankets, first aid kit, etc. Since the kids and I are in that Tahoe so much, it was actually the first thing I “prepped” first with a vehicle emergency kit. Equipping your own vehicle(s) with a kit is your Action Step for this week.
If your vehicle is a fraction of the size of my Tahoe, take heart. You can stash water bottles, blankets, high-calorie energy bars, a small first aid kit and more underneath the seats. Use something like a Space Bag to store the blankets and warm weather clothing. (This is a great idea for any size vehicle.)
Give some thought to the container(s) you’ll be using. Make sure they can be utilized in more than one way. For example, zip-locs can be used to hold water, collecting berries (if you’re really in the wilderness!) or holding wet/soiled clothing. A bucket can hold blankets and a lot more but also double as an emergency toilet. The right size bin makes a great wash basin.
One must-have for every vehicle, is a pair of comfortable, broken-in shoes and a pair of socks. If you ever experience a break-down (car, not emotional!), flat tire, flooded roads, or anything else that sidelines your car, you’ll thank me for this tip!