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7 Essential Items For Your Car | THE SHED KNIVES BLOG #33

7 Essential Items For Your Car | THE SHED KNIVES BLOG #33

Welcome back to The S.K. Blog for edition #33. If you're new here, welcome! When it comes to being prepared for any situation on the road, having the right essentials in your car can make all the difference. Whether you're headed on a long road trip or simply commuting to work, it's crucial to have a well-stocked emergency kit and essential items that can come to your rescue in unexpected circumstances. In this edition of The Shed Knives Blog, we've compiled a list of seven essential items that every car owner should have on hand.


1. First Aid Kit

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Safety is always priority number one, and having a well-equipped first aid kit in your car is essential. Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere, and having the necessary supplies to tend to minor injuries can be life saving. Make sure your first aid kit includes items like bandages, gauze pads, adhesive tape, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and any personal medications you may need.


2. Knife

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A versatile knife is a must-have in any car emergency kit. You can carry something as simple as a small folder or carry a knife with all sorts of bells and whistles, but at the end of the day, a quality knife can greatly assist you. Check out the 2023 Knife collection here:


3. Flashlight

Having a flashlight in your car can be a lifesaver, especially during nighttime breakdowns or emergencies. Opt for a durable, waterproof flashlight with a long battery life. Consider a flashlight that can be easily recharged using your car's USB ports. Be sure to keep a spare battery pack and/or batteries for your flashlight. Don't forget to check the batteries periodically to ensure they are in good working condition.

Pro tip: If you're preparing for 72 hours off the grid, make sure you have enough batteries for your flashlight if it were to be on the highest setting for 72 hours. 


4. Jumper Cables

Car batteries can die unexpectedly, leaving you stranded with no way to start your vehicle. Jumper cables are essential for jump-starting your car with the help of another vehicle's battery. Invest in a set of high-quality, heavy-duty jumper cables to ensure a reliable and safe connection. Familiarize yourself with the correct procedure for jump-starting a car to avoid any damage or injury. Also, you may be able to help someone else jump their vehicle with the help of your cables. 


5. Emergency Reflective Triangle/Flares

Pro Tip: Flares should be spaced 15 feet between each other so other drivers have ample reaction time.

In the event of a breakdown or accident, it's crucial to make your car visible to other drivers on the road. Using flares or an emergency reflective triangle can serve as a warning signal, alerting approaching vehicles to slow down and take caution. Place the triangle/flares a safe distance behind your car to provide ample warning to other drivers. This simple yet effective device can significantly enhance your safety on the roadside.


6. Spare Tire

If your vehicle has room for a spare tire, make sure it has one! Most people just stop there though. Be sure to check that your spare tire is safe to use, not corroded/dry rotted, full of air, and easily accessible. Too many people forget these steps and are on the side of the road with a flat spare tire. If you're vehicle does not have a spare tire, you can bring tire plugs to help plug a hole in the mean time. This can be done with the tire on the rim, unlike tire patches.


7. Emergency Blanket

Staying warm during cold weather or in emergency situations is essential for your well-being. An emergency blanket, also known as a space blanket, is a lightweight, compact, and highly reflective blanket that retains body heat. It can provide crucial warmth and insulation in case of car breakdowns, accidents, or unexpected delays. Keep one in your car to ensure you're prepared for any weather conditions.


Bonus Item: 2023 Shed Knives Collection

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Prepare for the worst by preparing with the best. Shed Knives makes affordable handmade knives that are 100% USA Made with 100% USA materials. The 2023 Shed Knives Collection has a well-built construction and versatile features. Any of these knives can help you with tasks like cutting seat belts, breaking glass, or even starting a fire. The reliability and functionality make it a worthy addition to any car emergency kit.



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Being prepared for unexpected situations is crucial when it comes to road safety. Equipping your car with these essential items can help you handle various emergencies with confidence. Additionally, considering a reliable fixed blade knife from the 2023 Shed Knives Collection can further enhance your preparedness. Stay safe, be prepared, and enjoy worry-free travels with these essential items in your car.

To explore a wide range of high-quality knives and tools, including the entire 2023 Collection mentioned in this article, visit the Shed Knives website HERE. Thank you for reading and stay tuned for the next edition of The Shed Knives Blog.



About The Author:

CEO & Founder of Shed Knives, W. Jack Billings

Jack Billings is the 19 year old CEO and Founder of Shed Knives, a rising manufacturer of high-quality fixed blade bushcraft knives. With over 5 years of experience as a knife maker, he has developed a reputation for crafting durable, reliable knives that are designed for outdoor enthusiasts and bushcrafters alike. Jack started making knives at the age of 13 and has been refining his craft ever since.

In addition to his expertise in knife making, Jack has a High School Degree from POLYTECH High School, where he studied Automotive Technology and obtained his ASE Certification. He is also a content creator for Shed Knives and has reached the eyes of over 600,000 people across the world through his work.

When he's not working on knives, Jack enjoys exploring the outdoors and has a passion for bushcraft. He also has a passion for the automotive world and enjoys learning about new technologies and advancements. Additionally, he has a great interest in language and is studying Spanish, German, and Arabic.

Jack's personal mission is to constantly improve himself, his products, and his processes in order to stay ahead of the rapidly changing interests of the knife industry and to surpass the competition. He takes great pride in American manufacturing and is committed to contributing to the growth of the world knife industry through his work.

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