I have also lived in Alaska. I don't need to tell most of you that you don't leave the house without half of it with you. Spark plugs, tires, coats, fuses, food, water, all of it is essential.
So, unless you live in the southern part of the US, you might want to look at your emergency stash in the car. This is a good idea for the house, but when you are stranded, you are vulnerable.
Today, was our first storm of the season. I put together a clothing emergency kit and the rest will be in come payday. Sometimes, just an extra pair of socks, shoes, pants, or sweater can make the difference. Gloves, earmuffs, water, vitamins, water proof matches, and more are all good to keep in sealed bags or containers to keep them water proof and clean.
All the other things you need, you know you need. But people tend to forget clothing, so this might help.
This site is just one from Google that might help.
Source: Necessity is essential to keep ahead of disaster.
By Sandi from Salem, OR
If you have a baby:
This kit should get you through any sticky situation you may have.
By Debra in Colorado
Now that I live in Florida, I still carry a blanket. Not because it is too cold here, but if you are stranded, you can spread the blanket to sit down on the ground instead of sitting in your hot vehicle. If you run across someone injured and in possible shock, you have a blanket. If it is raining and you have to walk in the rain, it will offer a little bit of help. Also if you get wet or dirty, you can sit on the blanket to protect the inside of your car.
I got lucky and found three pretty little throws at my Goodwill that say "Freedom is not free." I keep them drapped over the back seat of my SUV.
By Kimberly from Lakeland, FL
I want to keep an auto emergency kit. What are your suggestions for things to go in it? Thanks!
Once I was driving on a very icy secondary road by my house, and I could not get up the hill. Because I was coming from grocery shopping I just happened to have a can of table salt in my car, so I sprinkled some of the salt on the ice and I was able to get past the patch and to my house. A little bit of road salt or sand kept in a coffee can might not be a bad thing to keep in your trunk, if you live in a snowy place.