I decided my first step in preparedness is to build a basic vehicle kit, which should be an easy first project to get the "prepper" ball rolling. If anyone wants to look my list over and offer up any additional ideas/things I may have forgotten, have at it! This is with winter in Michigan in mind. During summer months I would drop the hat/gloves/boots and slightly change the extra clothing. My Truck Kit (Winter) -Basic First Aid Kit -Flashlight -Blanket -Flares -Whistle -knife/glass breaker -550 rope (always potentially good for something, right?) -Firemaking (debated on this for a vehicle kit, but figured I might as well have it since it won't take up much space) -Extra pair of warm clothes -Gloves, hat & boots (usually have at least gloves on in the winter, but in case I don't have all 3 on me at the time of an incident ie: on my way to work I'm not wearing boots) -Food/water - Granola bars/basic food and enough bottled water for 2 days. My theory behind the kit (which might not be sound ): this is a very basic kit that should cover me for incidents that would happen on my normal day-to-day commutes/driving. Obviously if I'm heading somewhere remote or out of the ordinary I would supplement this kit with additional stuff anyways.