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Must-Have Items for Your Roadside Emergency Kit

school of safety supplies | Posted: 1/5/2022

Whether it’s a flat tire, a breakdown, or an accident, there’s a good chance that you’ll experience some sort of roadside emergency in your lifetime. Luckily here at, we have a range of products that will make sure you’re prepared, no matter the situation.

No one plans to be stranded on the side of the road, but when you have a well-equipped emergency kit on hand, it can make the whole situation a lot more bearable. A good roadside emergency kit should include things like a source of heat, a source of light, and a first aid kit. Along with those necessities, it’s also a great idea to have water and protein bars on hand, since you never know how long you’re going to be stranded.

Other Key Items to Have in Your Vehicle’s Emergency Kit

Roadside Emergency Kit

Another thing that you should make sure to always have handy is a set of booster cables and a jump starter/ booster pack. It doesn’t matter if you’re driving a brand-new car or an older model, you can experience battery trouble when you least expect it—and no one wants to be left on the side of the road with a dead battery!

Our roadside emergency kits come in many variations, from individual transport kits for outdoor recreation to large survival kits for the extreme conditions that we encounter here in Canada. If you’re only on the road to get from point A to point B, and usually in the city, a smaller kit, like the Scout 2, should suit your needs just fine. But if you do a lot of off-roading or back-country driving, the EVR3D or MOBILE 2 kits would be a better fit.

Another piece of safety gear that can come in handy on those back-road drives is the Ultrasonic Animal Alert. At speeds over 50 km/h, these alerts transmit a high-frequency, ultrasonic sound that alerts most wildlife of an oncoming vehicle. There are no switches to turn it off or on and it comes ready to mount to your car with a self-adhesive base and countersunk holes for screw mounting.

Emergency Gear for Winter Conditions

Garant Emergency Shovel

If you plan to drive in snowy climates, there are two things that will make your life a whole lot easier if you do get stuck. An emergency, retractable snow shovel can help get you out of a sticky situation. Sure, there’s sand and kitty litter but… that’s not necessarily going to help if you’re up to your knees in snow. Plus, that shovel can fold down, or come apart completely, to take up the least amount of space in your vehicle.

For vehicles that are frequently traveling in less-than-ideal weather conditions, tire chains can help to keep you on the road, and out of the ditch. Just make sure to always be aware of the restrictions before traveling with tire chains on! In the winter, you’ll also want to make sure that you have warm clothes and blankets packed in your vehicle since you never know how long you’ll be stranded. Keep a list of the things you have in your kit, and be sure to mark them off if you’ve used them, and need a replacement. That way, you’re never left short in an emergency situation. But remember, if you’ve got nothing else in your emergency kit, be sure to at least have a fully-charged cell phone, just in case.

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