Security Checklist for Emergency Automobile Situations

29 Mar Security Checklist for Emergency Automobile Situations

Whether it’s a long journey or a simple trip to work or the store, every driver should be prepared for the unexpected. An underbed storage bin is an ideal container since it fits easily in a trunk without taking up too much space. Here are items that expert recommend you have:

Survival Items

  • Heavy-duty trash bags(Multiple uses including shelter and ponchos)
  • Fleece blankets and jackets
  • Reflective blanket
  • Work gloves
  • Hand warmers
  • Nylon bag or backpack
  • First aid kit
  • Sunblock
  • Emergency numbers
  • Bug repellant
  • Lip balm


  • Jumper cables
  • Ice scraper
  • Multi-purpose knife
  • Multi-tool
  • Scissors
  • Small folding camp shovel
  • Waterproof matches or fire starters
  • Binoculars
  • Duct tape (of course!)
  • Spare keys
  • Cat litter


  • Bottled water
  • Energy bars
  • Nuts, dried fruit
  • Jerky


  • Tissues
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand or baby wipes
  • Toothbrush(es)
  • Paper towels, Toilet paper

Security Items

  • Whistle
  • Pepper spray
  • Cell phone and emergency power source
  • LED flashlights and extra batteries


  • Books, games
  • Deck of cards
  • Cash, coins
  • Maps
  • Disposable camera
  • Notebook, paper
  • Pens, pencils, markers

These are the basics. For a more comprehensive list and for longer trips, see this article on the Allstate Insurance website.

Even if it’s not a life-threatening emergency, lockouts, lost keys and other access problems can be annoying and even have serious consequences. When you need fast, affordable locksmith services, call Alexius Security Lock & Key, Denver’s Hometown Locksmiths at 303.974.0215. Our mobile locksmith service answers every call 24/7 and responds promptly, arriving with the parts, tools and know-how to get you going.

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