Thursday, November 19, 2009

Prepare to Travel Safely!

As you get ready to travel this winter whether it be just going to the store or to a different state, don’t forget to be prepared! A good thing to ALWAYS travel with (especially in the winter time) is an emergency car kit! You don’t need to go out and spend a lot of money to get this ready either. Here is a list of the basics you will want while traveling and it won’t cost you hardly a thing to get ready to throw in your trunk.

1. Extra warm clothes (throw in some extra sweaters, hats, gloves, scarves, etc.) I threw in a sweater that I couldn’t part with for sentimental reasons, yet I never wore, also some hats that served their purpose years ago, and other items that haven’t been used in a while but will be great still in an emergency.

2. Blanket or two- You are sure to have an extra blanket or two lying around. (a wool blend one is best but anything is better than nothing!)

3. Hand sanitizer- If you don’t have any- you can get it for $1 in the travel size area at Target.

4. TP/Diaper/Feminine needs- You are sure to have extra of that! If not.. it’s time to go shopping anyways (of course, unless you don’t need diapers for your family).

5. Pain reliver/first aid kit- you can get a basic kit for about $5 or just gather some basic supplies from around your house. (band aids, Neosporin, Tylenol, etc.)

6. Paper/pencil/card game/book- something to do in case you break down!

7. Water- throw in a few water bottles (about $1 each)

8. Food- food that lasts a long time is best, however if you remember to use it up before it goes bad, granola bars, fruit snacks, etc. work great.

9. Cash/change- for when you can’t use credit cards or checks

10. Map- in case your GPS doesn’t work and you get lost

11. Cell charger

12. Garbage bags- can be used for oh so many things!

13. Flashlight- extra batteries

14. Some other stuff to consider:
a. Flares

b. Compass

c. Whistle

d. Reflectors

e. Basic tools

f. Reflective blanket

g. Pocket knife

h. Other communication (besides Cell) – radio, etc.



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