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Holiday Gift Guide: Create a Customized Emergency Kit

Holiday Gift Guide: Create a Customized Emergency Kit

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By Leischen Stelter, editor of In Public Safety

Still struggling to find the perfect holiday gift for someone? With Christmas fast-approaching, consider putting together a gift of preparedness with items to keep your loved ones safe in an emergency. Even expected events, like a snowstorm in the Northeast, can quickly escalate into an emergency situation if people aren’t prepared.

For my mother who lives in northern Vermont, heavy snowfall can quickly create dangerous driving conditions. This year, I put together an emergency kit she can keep in her car. Below is a list of the supplies I included. You can use this list as a guide to put together your own kit customized to fit the needs of the individual you’re gifting it to.

Add your own ideas for items to include in the comments section below!

ITEMS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR CAR EMERGENCY KIT

emergencyRoadside Assistance:

☐ Multi-tool

☐ Duct Tape

☐ Flashlight

☐ Extra Batteries

☐ Glow Light

☐ Flares

☐ Shovel

☐ Kitty Litter

☐ Collapsible Triangle

☐ Work Gloves

☐ Weather Radio & Phone Charger

☐ Compass, Whistle, Magnifying Glassemergency

Food & Water:

☐ Water Bottle

☐ Beef Jerky

☐ Granola Bars

☐ Water Purifying Drops

Medical Supplies:

☐ First Aid Guide Pamphlet

☐ Latex Glovesemergency

☐ Wound Seal

☐ Tourniquet

☐ Scissors

☐ Tweezers

☐ Ace Bandage

☐ Tape

☐ Gauze Bandages

☐ Bandages (differing sizes)

☐ Hand Sanitizer

☐ Iodine

☐ Antibiotic Cream

☐ Alcohol Pads

☐ Q-Tips

☐ Advil

emergencyWarmth & Heat:

☐ Poncho

☐ Emergency Sleeping Bag / Shelter

☐ Wool Blanket

☐ Foot Warmers

☐ Hand Warmers

☐ Fire Starters

☐ Matches

☐ Lighter

☐ Long Sleeve Shirt

☐ Long Pants

☐ Socks

☐ Hat

☐ Gloves

☐ Jacket, Shell

☐ Boots

Other:

Carabiner

☐ Pen & Paper

☐ Bug Spray

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