I bought a tote with a lid that locks on at Walmart. I think it was like $4.77. I also had to buy a candles, and a holder, a fresh jar of peanut butter, a package of lighters, and a bottle of water. I already had one first aid kit leftover from softball and my mom got the blue travel one for me at Christmas.
In hind sight, I probably should have done a little research about what you're actually supposed to put in an emergency car kit before I just started tossing stuff in a box, but oh well. I will be sure to update it properly before next year. ((but someone will probably have to remind me))
I tried to find cheap boring candles, but apparently they don't exist unless you get those dumb stick ones, and there was a good chance of breaking those. So pretty, smelly candles in the emergency kit will have to do.
So I started putting things into the tote and tried to arrange them so they wouldn't jiggle all over the place.
Here's the bottom layer, nicely tucked in place.
Then the next layer:
I added in some under amour shirts that Drew was getting rid of (shhh, don't tell him!) They are nice to add for an extra layer to keep warm. (and they were free). I also have a blanket or two that stay in my trunk all the time. I think I will try to stock up on a few extra hats and gloves when everything is on mega clearance soon.
Put the lid on, and its ready for the trunk. After winter I will probably bring it back in and a pretty label. But it's staying in my car until there's not a hint of snow anywhere and I don't have to wear mittens!!
I spent less than $10, and I know that it will be worth much more if I ever have to use it! I did add in a pair of fleece gloves that good ol' John Menard sent me for Christmas. Such a nice guy sending me gloves for my emergency kit. ((I'm kidding, Menards sends you a gift at every holiday, and they are usually pretty useful))
So are you prepared? Do you have an emergency kit in your car? What do you keep in yours??