Vehicle EDC Kit

Last Updated: September 26, 2021
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The Auto EDC Kit is a must-have for preppers and everyone else!

For most of us, hazards on the road are a matter of course. Every day, we face a slew of risks on our local roads and highways.

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Flat tires, vehicle breakdowns, and automobile accidents are all common occurrences.

Here’s what’s recommended to have on your EDC Kit checklist for your car…

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Vehicle EDC Kit Checklist

Vehicle EDC Basic Kit

1. Full Size Spare Tire

I’m a firm believer in having a full-size spare since it doesn’t restrict your range of travel before needing to be replaced. Using a donut spare tire on a back country road when the nearest settlement is 60+ miles away might be hazardous.

2. A Car Jack

Okay, this appears to be a no-brainer, and your manufacturer will usually offer you with a method to raise your car off the ground in order to replace your tire.

3. Socket Wrench and Sockets

A set of sockets and a socket wrench are included in the upgrade from the freebie version that the manufacturers provide you. Your tire iron will probably work fine, and it will most certainly give you plenty of leverage. A socket wrench and various sockets, on the other hand, would allow you to access a wider selection of roadside repair tools.

4. Jumper Cables

Nothing is more annoying than getting out of the office at night to discover your door is cracked or the dome light on. Reviving your vehicle with a dead battery isn’t going to get you far.

5. Road Flares

If you find yourself on the side of my road with a broken down car, be prepared to use road flares.

The following logical pieces of equipment should be added to your list…

Emergency Kit

  • Mechanic tool kit
  • Basic spare parts
  • Fuses
  • Spare bulbs
  • Spare windshield wipers
  • Spark plug and socket
  • Spare tire
  • Fuel canister
  • Siphon and pump
  • Tire chains
  • Tire repair kit
  • Tire gauge
  • Air compressor
  • Jump starter
  • Ice scraper and snow brush
  • Transmission fluid
  • Washer fluid
  • Oil
  • Coolant
  • Antifreeze
  • Shovel
  • Salt or kitty litter
  • Spare keys
  • Rope and bungee cord
  • Tow straps
  • Small broom and dustpan (for cleaning up broken glass)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Duct tape
  • RTV sealant
  • Heavy gloves
  • Roof rack
  • Vehicle cover (preferably camouflaged)

Vehicle EDC Communication Kit

Vehicle EDC Comfort and Convenience Kit

  • Car sickness bags
  • Hand cream
  • Chapstick
  • Napkins
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Gum or candy
  • Dried fruit and jerky
  • Extra blankets

Vehicle EDC Shelter, Warmth, and Clothing Kit

Vehicle EDC Navigation Kit

  • GPS
  • Paper maps
  • Compass

EDC Important Document Kit

  • License
  • Registration
  • Vehicle repair manual
  • Contact list with phone numbers
  • Firearm CWP permit

EDC Water and Food Kit

EDC Survival and Personal Protection Kit

EDC Personal Hygiene Kit

  • Toilet paper
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block
  • Soap
  • Baby wipes
  • Face mask
  • Medications
  • Diapers (if applicable)
  • First aid kit

Items for Alternative Vehicles

  • Bike or motorcycle helmet
  • Life jackets
  • Paddles
  • Life raft
  • Dry sacks

Keep in mind that these items will also come in handy if you’re planning to bug out or go on a long journey, so the EDC kit for your car should be considered equivalent to your vehicle’s bug out bag.

Have you found anything missing from your automobile? Do you believe anything else should be included? Leave a note in the comments below if you think so.

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