You never know what’s going to happen when you’re traveling. It’s important to be prepared for any event. So you should always keep some food and water in your car in case you’re stuck on the side of the road in the cold winter or the hot summer.

Bottled Water

Being stuck on the road can be time consuming. Especially if you’re driving long distances, you might find yourself stuck between towns or in the middle of nowhere. It’s important to have a water storage in your car. It might be necessary for cooling down your car, but also to stay hydrated and you may even need it to pour on top of your head to keep yourself cool.

Protein Bars

Protein bars are an item that has a long shelf life. Grab a couple and throw them into your survival kit or simply buy a full box and keep it in your car. Not only is this a great option if you find yourself stuck and waiting for a tow truck, but it’s also a great option if you have kids with you as well who need a snack.

Trail Mix

Trail mix is a great, easy thing to keep in your survival kit. It might be the item that has the longest shelf life on the list. Not only can you buy some trail mix from the store, but you can have some fun making your own. Plus, there’s no kid that doesn’t love trail mix.

Beef Jerky

Beef jerky is a great snack to keep in your car. It’s kind of the ultimate road trip food. Not only is it a great snack but it has a good shelf life. Which means you can keep it in the car for long periods. Toss a bag in your trunk survival kit or store it in your glove box.

You can really put any lasting food item in your survival kit, just pick whatever food you enjoy and know you will want to eat if you’re ever stuck in a situation.