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Automobile Disaster Kit

When making a emergency kit for your vehicle, some items to include are:
  • Map of area, preferably with safety zones and evacuation routes marked from home, work and school
  • Bottled water and non-perishable, high-energy foods such as granola bars, raisins or dried fruit and peanut butter
  • A change of clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes
  • A battery or solar-powered radio, flashlight with extra bulb and plenty of extra batteries
  • Gloves, dust masks and goggles
  • Blanket or sleeping bag
  • Tool kit for your vehicle
  • First aid kit and manual
  • Jumper cables, shovel, flares
  • Fire extinguisher (5 lb., A-B-C type)
  • Tire repair kit and pump. Also, periodically check the inflation of your spare tire.
  • Personal medications
  • Emergency phone numbers

In addition, if a volcanic eruption appears to be imminent, also carry in your car:

  • Spare air filter
  • Spare oil (4-5 quarts) and oil filter
  • Spare windshield wiper blades and windshield washing fluid
  • Spare fuel filter and fan belts