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Car survival kits are a good thing to have in your car on the daily, but are especially important to bring on a road trip. I have used my car survival kit many times. My family and I love outdoor activities and we also live where it snows, which makes a car survival kit even more important. Making your own car survival kit is very easy and I will walk you through it step by step. With the help of my Cricut Explore Air 2 it was really easy!
A car survival kit is exactly what it sounds like. It is a kit that can help you stay alive, solve programs and come in very handy in minor emergencies. It is like a first-aid kit, but with more. I keep mine in the area in my trunk where my spare tire is. It is small enough to tuck right in. I have also kept it under my seat when my trunk is full on a road trip and I want to be able to get to it easier.
You can put whatever you want, but this is what I suggest and what I keep in my car survival kit.
First, you need to get a container to put the kit in. I like this ArtBin case. It is double sided and the partitions can come out to be adjusted for size. It is also small enough that it doesn’t take up much room.
Once you have the case, you need to gather your items. REI and the dollar store are two places I recommend going. REI sells mylar blankets, water proof matches, water purifying pills and so many other survival items that are handy to have in your kit. The dollar store is a great place to get the single use packages of Tylenol, Advil, Alkaseltzer, bandages and more.
Once you have all your items, start putting them in your care so you get an idea of where they will go. Next, I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to make labels for each item. This makes it super easy to find in the case, but also if I use something it is easy to just look and know what I need to replace.
Creating the labels using your Cricut is the key to staying organized. I often will pull out Tylenol or bandaids and the labels are a great reminder if I am out of something. All you need is some Cricut Premium Vinyl in whatever color you choose, a Cricut Weeder and a Cricut Scraper. Here is a link to the labels I made on Cricut Design Space. Feel free to use the same ones!
Set a reminder on your phone to go through it every 6 months. Pick snacks like fruit leather and granola bars that have a decent shelf life and when you go through it every 6 months change out the snacks. This is also a good time to change out bandaids and check dates on pain relief meds and ointments too.
Don’t be afraid to add or edit as needed. Life has a funny way of reminding us of things we might need in it.
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