How to Pack Your Vehicle Emergency Kit in 15 Seconds

We all wish we had ultra-handy skills like MacGyver, right? Right.

But let’s face it – we don’t.

We cannot fashion a flashlight out of a pop bottle. Nor can we craft winter gloves out of the fluff between the seats.

It’s just not going to happen.

But an emergency on the road might happen, and you don’t want to be stuck in the cold wishing you had packed a winter emergency kit.

It doesn’t take much effort. In fact, you probably already have many emergency kit items around the house. To show how easy it is to be prepared, we put together this 15-second video showing some of the most useful items you’ll want to include.

So please, turn off MacGyver, turn on the video, and be ready to handle the unexpected.

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  1. I always include a short handle light weigh shovel & W40. The W40 is to spray on the shovel so it is easier to shovel heavy wet snow.
    There is always a blanket in the car no matter what time of the year it is.
    Alcohol sprayed on car door locks, will unfreeze them and keep them from freezing.

  2. Way to fast! I couldn’t see the 2nd or 3rd items, had to watch it 4 times to see the items. I know it is only 15 seconds. IMHO, poorly presented. And to think us taxpayers pay for this!

    • Sorry to hear you didn’t like the presentation or the timeline on this video. Our goal is to create useful content for the travelling public in a variety of ways. We made these videos under the 15 second mark so they could easily be shared on a variety of social media platforms, such as instagram and facebook. We will look at other ways to make sure all items are clearly visible in the future. Hope that this helps.

  3. My suggestion is to keep the emergency kit in the back seat, buckled in. So if you go off the road, you can reach the kit rather than having to struggle of of the car to get into the trunk.