Are you familiar with personal “emergencies” that happen while you drive a car? You have received a call while driving and have agreed to a spontaneous date that is going to happen now in a half an hour, but oops, your breath is not the best after that chicken with garlic that you ate for lunch. Or you have sipped your take-away cup of coffee while you passed a bump in the street and oops, you have a brown coffee stain on your shirt and you are going to have a meeting in 30 minutes. These things often happen in a car and they might ruin your entire day. Every car must have an emergency kit that includes trauma and survival aids. But for the personal little emergencies you should be prepared by yourself. Therefore, it is so handy to have your own just–in-case lifesaving kit for a car.
Your little emergency kit should fit in a small to medium sized container in order not to take lots of space in your car. It should have a zipping or buckling component to ensure the items stay inside. You should keep it in a place you could easily reach any moment while driving – inside the glove compartment, armrest box or your door pocket.
I keep my just-in-case lifesaving things in a cosmetic case that I got as a gift with a purchase of creams in a cosmetics shop. I keep it in my armrest box of the car that makes it easy for me to reach it even while I am driving.
My just-in-case lifesaving kit contains:
3. Dental floss
4. Breath spray
5. Lip balm
6. Disinfectant spray
7. Antibacterial hand gel
8. Hand cream
9. Emergency sewing kit
10. Sanitary pad
12. Assortment of finger strips
13. Mini lint roller
14. Express stain removing pen
15. Wet wipes
16. Paper napkins.
You should assemble your own kit according to:
- Climate conditions. Different things might be necessary for extreme cold, or extreme heat climate. As a lady, I would probably add nude tights for the non-summer months, as they tend to tear very often. You should also consider safety of the products in hot temperature – it is not safe to leave some products in a hot car. Some products might freeze in a car driven in extreme cold climate. You should always evaluate the temperature effect on your just-in-case car kit, and change it together with season change, if necessary.
- Family situation. If you have toddlers, your kit would be a bit different from a kit of a mom with a teenager, or a single lady, or a young guy.
- Consider the things you like to do while driving and emergencies that might arise because of them.
- Health issues. If you have frequent headaches or other medical conditions, you should consider including some medication to your just-in-case kit.
- Occupation and driving destinations. Maybe you would benefit from a pen, a knife, a small flash light, the antiperspirant roll… you should consider what you do in your life and which places you go in your car.
Do not forget to restock your just–in-case kit after you finish something. You never know when that little personal emergency might happen. And even if you cannot have a “safety pillow” everywhere you go, you can have it in your car. It saves me quite often.
Do you have your little emergency kit in your car? If not, it’s time to assemble it.