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Keeping emergency equipment stocked in your RV
With the cooler months approaching it is important to make sure your RV is stocked with the necessary emergency equipment. This is important for all seasons, but now is a great time to re-evaluate your supplies and find what you are low on or missing. Here we share some basic items you should always have on your RV to be prepared for anything while on the road.
- First Aid Kit – In addition to bandages and peroxide, make sure to keep any prescription medicines you take as well as commonly needed over the counter remedies like allergy medicine and cough drops in your kit.
- Canned and Packaged Foods – In case you end up stranded for a while in your RV without electricity access for cooking, it is important to have packaged foods that don’t require any preparation. Crackers, cereal, dried fruits, nuts, peanut butter and canned vegetables are all good basics. Canned milk will work in a pinch and always have plenty of bottled water.
- Extra Blankets – If you are without heat and it’s a cold night you will be happy you have extra blankets and/or sleeping bags. This is also good for extra guests.
- Electronics and Batteries – Flashlights, lanterns and radios that can be battery powered in case of power outages are essential. Just don’t forget to also stock up on the batteries that keep them running!
- Basic Tools – Hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches and the other must-have tool kit items are good to have on hand in case something needs to be fixed.
- Toiletries – Make sure you are fully stocked on toilet paper and grooming supplies in case you don’t plan to leave the RV for a few days. – Every family member should have a few changes of clean clothing. This also includes the right footwear for the weather/occasion and outerwear like coats, gloves and hats.
Don't forget to always have an extra change of clothes on hand. Warm socks and boots are a necessity!