"A good flashlight will make all the difference. It's not important to have the most powerful flashlight as they tend to use up the battery much faster. Try to find one with a good balance between - Output in Lumens, runtime in hours, Throw (distance in feet). Look for other factors too like: water proof, battery type easy to purchase anywhere and weight since you will probably be carrying it."
"To build an emergent kit you need a place to put everything start with a medium size toolbox or similar. Preferably a safe and dry place in your vehicle. A dry box or inexpensive tool box from Home Depot or a backpack will also work. I prefer orange but you can use any similar noticeable safety color, as the case itself can be used to signal for help if need be. Get what you like."
"Yes, these make you look like a terrorist, but they have many uses. I have used mine to keep sand and sun off of me while in Egypt & Jordan. It also worked well as an impromptu blanket when I was in China. Even worked as a picnic blanket at a concert."
"Dad firmly believes that having a simple, affordable quality knife is key to survival in a multitude of scenarios. I do NOT advocate having weapons and DO NOT consider this to be a weapon for our pack. In this instance I look at a knife as a tool not a weapon, but still be aware of your local laws regarding the carrying of a knife in your vehicle."
"In colder climates this is a must for your pack. If your vehicle becomes unusable and there is no heat while you wait for rescue the combination of the emergency blankets and these will save your life."
"In heavy rain it will be essential to stay as dry as possible. Having an emergency poncho will make a difference. Again try to stick with recognizable emergency colors like orange or yellow for safety. Also important, is to try and get either nylon or vinyl material for your poncho, not the cheap plastic ones."
"If you are stuck in the middle of nowhere or trapped in a blizzard having a source of food increases your chances of survival immeasurably. Has some type of MRE "Meal Ready to Eat" with a long shelf life will give you the time needed for the rescue team to find you."
"If you are in a remote area and are in a wreck or are helping someone else trapped in wreckage this is a must have. Has plenty of uses from emergency to safety and anyone can use it. You will also want to use safety gloves and glasses to protect yourself from flying debris."