Most people know that you should have a survival kit in your vehicle in winter. That said, not everyone thinks of having a survival kit in their car in summer. Obviously, the chances of being stranded in summer are not as big as in winter, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still plan ahead.
There are quite a few similarities between the items you want to carry around in your summer survival kit versus your winter survival kit. The idea is always the same: you want to be ready should you be stuck.
The perfect survival kit will include a shovel to dig yourself out of the mud or dirt in summer, as well as a flashlight and a whistle so you can see what is around you and attract attention. Next, you want to make sure you have plenty of warm clothes. Yes, it’s hot in summer. But if you need to spend the night in your car, you absolutely want to make sure you have plenty of dry shirts and pants, as well as socks.
Next, carry around plenty of water as well. In summer, the water may get hot, but at least it will be available to you if need be. And last but certainly not least, make sure you have a first aid kit. No question they always come in handy.
Thank you to Jaguar Metro West for their help with this article