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1. A handy escape tool to break windows and cut seatbelts if you ever find yourself in a *terrifying* situation when you need to get out of your car ASAP!
2. A digital tire pressure gauge that'll be totally lifesaving the next time you need to fill your tires with air.
3. A snow brush and ice scraper because absolutely no one wants to be stuck post-snowstorm with a covered windshield and zero ways to wipe it clean.
4. A pack of thermal blankets for warmth if you're ever caught without heat and you want to bundle up at night.
5. A collapsible lantern so you'll always have light when you're trying to change a tire in the dark.
6. A pack of waterproof storm matches that'll stay lit even if you're experiencing gale force winds when you're stranded on the side of the road.
7. A portable jump starter for those unexpected moments when your battery dies and you're in the middle of nowhere!
8. A pair of heat-resistant sleeves you can wear to protect yourself if you're working on a hot engine.
9. A utility shovel so you can dig you car out of deep snow, mud, or sand.
10. A weather alert radio for long trips when you might just encounter the perfect storm.
11. A pair of roadside flares so you can alert a passerby that you are in need of some serious help!
12. A can of fire extinguishing spray because you never know when a small fire could happen.
13. A pair of traction mats that'll help you get moving in snow or mud so you won't have to pay another expensive tow truck bill.
14. A pack of water pouches to fight off dehydration and to use when taking medication.
15. A slime repair kit best for sealing punctures and re-inflating flat tires in just 15 minutes.
16. A snack pack because it is super important to have food on hand if you're ever stuck in your car for a long period of time.
17. A must-have first-aid kit that'll help you clean, dry, and bandage any cut or scrape you might get during a roadside emergency.
18. A solar charger so all your devices will be juiced up when you need to call someone for help.
19. A multi-function tool because you never know when'll you have to MacGyver your way out of a car accident.
20. A road atlas so you can figure out where you're going if you get lost and don't have cell service or a functioning GPS.
21. And finally, 5-hour energy for those moments when you feel like you're going to fall asleep at the wheel.
You having a GREAT time on your next road trip because you're prepared for any situation the road throws at you.
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