Be sure to include your pets when putting together materials for your preparedness kits. Food, water, bowls and a leash are a must.
An emergency kit for your car will require a few more supplies. Again, in addition to food and water, the kit should contain jumper cables, flashlights with extra batteries, a small first aid kit, medication, cat litter or sand for better tire traction, a shovel, an ice scraper, warm clothes and blankets or sleeping bags.
You may want to include flares or a reflective triangle and a cell phone charger that plugs into your cigarette lighter. Keep your gas tank full, and if you find yourself stranded, be safe and stay in your car, put on the flashers, call for help and wait until help arrives.