In January, I put together a list of food storage/emergency preparedness goals that I wanted to complete this year. Revamping my car kit may be the only one I cross off the list this year!
I'm not going to lie, the most important thing in my car kit, is definitely the snacks. We use those for every day emergencies all the time. Back in April we did a reader question asking about different kinds of snacks for the car kit. A couple of you suggested nuts, which I thought was a great idea! Nuts are healthy, plus they have a great storage life. Another snack that I also put in are the crunchy type granola bars. Because I don't like them, so I'm less likely to sneak and eat them. Which is good because my "I'm really hungry, what's there to eat" emergencies tend to happen more often than actual "I forgot snacks for my kids" emergencies.
New bandaids went into the first aid kit (those always run out), new snacks, new package of wipes (which I use for just about everything), a little cash in small bills, and so on.
I used to keep my car kit in an open bucket, but I noticed that dirt got into everything and I didn't like that, so I borrowed Hannah's idea and found a lidded tub thing. Another great idea would be an old backpack.
It's all set and stashed away until I need it again. And I'm resolved to not wait this long to do a full restocking of my car kit.
What about you? When was the last time you revamped your car kit? What was the most outdated thing you found?
I had a 2T jacket for my almost five year old. That's not going to help us!