We can’t predict when an earthquake will strike. One thing we can predict, however, is that if an earthquake strikes when you are far from home, you’ll be glad you made an earthquake kit for your car.
Think of your car earthquake kit as a car-centric replica of your personal grab-and-go bag. Outfit it for yourself and whoever else will be riding with you when you are away from home. As long as you have a working car radio, you can cross that item off your car emergency kit list. Here are items you will be very glad to have in your car emergency kit:
- A bag or car box for storing your emergency goodies
- A flashlight with batteries stored separately, or a solar/crank flashlight
- Spare Shoes
- Spare Socks
- Work gloves
- Water-enough for each person for 72 hours
- Emergency cash in small bills-ATMs may not be working
- Dust mask/bandana
- High calorie snack items
- First aid kit
- Multi-tool or toolkit
- Car charger for your phone
Since it is a car and not a backpack, you can go a bit further. Consider adding warning flares, blankets, extra socks & mittens, an inverter for running electronics off your car battery, and a shovel. Consider it your home earthquake kit on wheels.
Make your car a rolling earthquake safety zone. Outfit your car with an earthquake kit!