Car prep kit:

Jumper cables

Flares/reflective triangle

Car cell phone charger

Tire gauge

Basic tools


Food - usually granola/protein bars or some other shelf stable food

Water - a case of water is helpful and easy to have

Medication - have a couple doses of medication if possible


Duct tape

Tow strap


First aid kit

Pet food - if you have pets that travel with you don't forget some food and water for them too

Some more winter specific items include:

Kitty litter/sand

Ice scraper

Small shovel

Courtesy: Karla Black, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the Kent County Health Dept