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We all love a good road trip, whether we’re making the journey to see loved ones for the holidays or simply need to get away for a relaxing weekend in the great outdoors. But are you truly ready for anything? This simple guide will help you stay prepared for the very worst so you can enjoy a worry-free excursion.

Gerber Folding Shovel

 

Operates in hammer mode for pounding in tent stakes Designed with easy push button slide mechanism Includes nylon draw string bag Features durable blade crafted from carbon steel Ergonomic handle made from glass-filled nylon with rubberized over grip Operates in hammer mode for pounding in tent stakes Designed with easy push button slide mechanism Includes nylon draw string bag Features durable bl

A shovel is a handy tool with an almost infinite number of uses. You’ll need this heavy duty compact folding shovel if you get caught in mud or snow, and it can also be useful for setting up a tent or building a fire when you’re out camping.

Combination Ice Scraper/Broom

 

Soft-molded grip does not hold water and withstands UV rays for longer life than foam Super-flat blade for maximum window contact when scraping Ice chippers are built into the side of the blade to break up tough ice Colors may vary

By the time you realize you need an ice scraper for your car, it will be too late. Even if you are only using your vehicle to commute to work, this tool will inevitably save the day when that unexpected cold rolls into town. The handy broom is great for windshields, but can also be great for cleaning the interior of your car.

Heavy Duty MAGLIGHT Flashlight (& Extra Batteries)

 

High-intensity light beam  1/2 turn cam action focus spot-to-flood  Self-cleaning rotary switch Spare lamp safely secured in the tailcap  Virtually indestructible design Heavy-duty 4 D-cell flashlight For task and emergency lighting Powerful, projecting beam focuses simply by rotating the head Self-cleaning 3-position rotary switch: on, off, and signal High-strength aluminum alloy case

It may seem obvious, but you should never be caught without a bright flashlight and extra batteries. Remember, you can’t react properly to an emergency if you are unable to see anything! Don’t forget to remove batteries from the flashlight if it goes unused for an extended period of time.

Hand-Crank Radio

 

Compact AM/FM NOAA Weather Radio and a powerful 3 LED flashlight, with cell phone charger Can fully charge WR-089 through the USB/AC/DC adaptor Offers a choice of self-charge, solar and external recharge power options Plays for approximately 20 minutes at normal volume per 1-minute wind, and can be rewound Order ASIN: B0049J2FIS or B0049J43EW optional AC adaptor or DC car charger converter

Many areas have an extreme weather warning system available via radio. Check the availability before your departure and check it regularly. In the unfortunate event that you have no electricity, this radio will still function.

Portable Car Battery Charger

 

1700 peak ampere Battery status indicator gauge 46 inch heavy-duty #2 cables DC outlet to power 12 volt accessories; This item is not for sale in Catalina Island

Nothing is worse than a dead car battery, whether you’re stuck in the middle of the woods or a busy interstate highway. Don’t rely on someone else to help! Keep a portable battery charger. This device will also serve as a source of electricity in a pinch and is great for charging small devices.

Clif Bar (Pack Of 24)

 

Mix of carbohydrates, protein, and fiber makes this a moderate glycemic index food that gives you sustained energy Made with 70-percent organic ingredients Free of trans fats, hydrogenated oils, and high fructose corn syrup

If you plan to travel anywhere beyond civilization, always bring backup food. Clif Bars are an excellent source of energy for your body and mind that will help you think clearly and act quickly when you need to. Don’t forget to bring water too!

Extreme Cold Weather Blanket

 

100% waterproof / windproof. The best cold weather stadium blanket available. Genuine Polartec® Classic 300 fleece - thick, warm, and soft. The highest quality fleece made. Radiant Heat Reflective Lining for retaining body heat. Stay warm in even the coldest conditions. Available in two sizes: Small: 48" x 58" (approx. 4'x5'), Large: 58" x 84" (approx. 5'x7'). Stuff sack included for convenient st

Weather is unpredictable and cold can sweep in when you least expect it. Be prepared for extreme weather with a high quality blanket and you won’t be in trouble if you can’t depend on your car’s heater.

First Aid Kit

 

Light weight & compact Suited for car, home or outdoors Clear pockets for ease of identifying Carabineer to clip on belt or backpack

Accidents can happen to anyone, anywhere and at anytime. A complete first aid kit is an essential tool to stay prepared for accidents big or small, whether you’re planning a trip across the 50 states or just an afternoon trip to the park.

Gerber Pocket Knife

 

3.5 Inch partially serrated tanto blade Black titanium nitride coating for excellent corrosion resistance Frame lock safety function Pocket clip for convenient everyday carry Dual thumbstuds for easy one-handed opening

Knives have unlimited uses. Need to open a can of food? Collect firewood? Defend yourself? A knife can do it all. Make sure your knife is small, sharp, and safe and always keep it nearby so you can be prepared for anything.

Emergency Flare Gun

 

Can Save Your Life on Lakes, Oceans, Land, and Snow Military-Approved/Adopted/Patented Weights only 5 ounces and deploys to 6 Compact HOLSTER unit attaches to belt/lifejacket/backpack, etc. Proven Lifesaving Device

You can’t be rescued if you can’t be seen. In a life or death situation, flare guns can help alert others to your danger and save a life. Buy a few extras and keep them in all of your bags, backpacks and vehicles.

Cat Litter

 

Two Trusted Brands One Powerful Litter Strong clumps, easy clean up Glade® Tough Odor Solutions Clear Springs(TM) 99.6% dust free Continuous Odor Control With The Power of Odor Erasers For Multiple Cats Tighter Clumps For A Cleaner Litter Box Keep Your Home Smelling Like Home Easy To Clean Up

If your vehicle gets stuck, you will need a way to generate traction. Simply dig out the front of your vehicle as much as you can and place the litter in front of your wheels to help provide the grip your tires need.

Portable Solar Phone Charger

 

Constructed of SUNPOWER® solar arrays, solar conversion efficiency up to 23.5%, while most solar panels in the market are 15%-18% efficiency. Exclusive fast charging technology will automatically detect the max charging current and voltage for your devices, it can deliver the fastest possible current up to 2 Amp under direct sunlight. PET laminated solar panels with high-wear PVC fabric, ensures w

We rely on our phones for almost everything these days. Don’t ever put yourself in a situation where you don’t have access to a phone. Even in a non-emergency, you can use this solar phone charger to make sure you can always contact someone if you need to.