Vehicle Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Vehicle Preparedness Check list


Vehicle Emergency
Preparedness Checklist

Basic List of Supplies to Keep in Your Vehicle—

The checklist below is for supplies you might want to keep in your vehicle…’just-in-case’ and is not ment to be all-inclusive. You may think of additional items you want to include. We offer a separate Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Building a 72hr ‘Bug-Out’ Kit and a Home Emergency Preparedness Checklist you can download also to assist in putting together your preparedness supplies.
The critical key to any preparedness plan is to DO IT NOW before you need it. Be Safe…Be Prepared!

AAA Autoclub Membership works good here. Be sure to check spare tire air pressure at least once per year.

AAA Autoclub Membership works good here. Be sure to check spare tire air pressure at least once per year.
☐ Check to be sure your vehicle has the original factory tire jack and tire nut wrench. These are bare minimum. We suggest upgrading to a hydraulic jack with solid steel lug nut tool to fit your specific tire lugs.
☐ 12v plug-in car tire air compressor
☐ Slime/Fix-A-Flat tire inflator can.
(Slime® offers a 12v 7-Min. Flat Tire Repair System or deluxe 48pc all-in-one kit that has both of the above.)
☐ *12v electric lug nut tool

☐ ALWAYS keep a minimum of a ½
tank of gas in your car
☐ Plastic tote storage container
☐ HD 4-6 gauge 16-20ft battery
jumper cables
☐ Reflectors & flares to place behind
the vehicle on the road
☐ Spare set of hidden car keys
☐ Leather gloves/garden gloves
☐ Nitrile surgical gloves
☐ Assorted screw drivers, pliers,
adjustable wrench, multi-tool knife
☐ HD tow strap/rope/chain
☐ Various bungee cords
☐ Quart of oil (see owner’s manual)
☐ Roll of reinforced duct tape
☐ Roll of electrical tape
☐ Assorted 12v car fuses (see car’s
owner’s manual for correct type)
☐ Tire pressure gauge
☐ Multi- LED task flashlight (reverse
batteries for storage)
☐ Extra batteries (flashlight, radio, etc)
☐ Break-off blade utility knife
☐ Empty collapsible gas carrier
☐ 2.5 – 5lb ABC fire extinguisher
☐ Tri-folding metal shovel
☐ Small roll of metal wire
☐ Assortment of zip ties
☐ Roll of shop/paper towels
☐ Hand sanitizer wipes/pump
☐ Funnel (oil/gas)
☐ Siphon gas hose
☐ *Cloth garage towels

WINTER STORMS (stuck/slipping)
Be sure to have a compact 72hr kit that includes food, water and first-aid. See list shown at end.
☐ Windshield snow/ice scraper
☐ Tire traction metal/plastic matts
☐ Tyre-Grip® traction spray
☐ Tire chains to fit your size tire

☐ Backpack carrying bag
☐ Emergency food bars
☐ Granola bars, jerky, trail mix, etc.
☐ Hard candy
☐ Bottled water (6+)
☐ Mid-size first aid kit w/manual
☐ AM/FM/NOAA radio w/batteries
☐ 3mil construction trash bags
☐ Rain poncho
☐ Hand and body warmers
☐ Instant lightsticks
☐ Survival whistle with lanyard
☐ Pen, pencil, paper, notepad
☐ Felt tip pen marker
☐ Card stock 8×11” printed w/”HELP”
☐ Toilet paper roll in re-sealing bag
☐ Waterproof matches
☐ Disposable butane lighter
☐ 50-100’ nylon paracord/rope
☐ Space emergency blankets
☐ Liquid filled compass
☐ *Small games, playing cards
☐ *Wool utility blanket
☐ *Cell phone charger
☐ *Water Filter Bottle/Straw
☐ *Cash $20-50 in small bills
☐ __________________________
*Optional items

Nitro-Pak® Preparedness Center, Inc  “America’s Foremost Emergency Food & Gear Company”™
1.800.866.4876 
Permission granted to copy this checklist for non-commercial use with credits included. ©2014 Nitro-Pak®


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