Expedition WIld host Casey Anderson shares items that you should keep in your car. / Olga Milkina / Getty Images
When it comes to packing a car for an emergency, adventurer and Expedition Wild host Casey Anderson says he’s “like a turtle, practically carrying my entire house on my back.”
Americans spend a lot of time in their cars, and there are a few essentials we all need.
Anderson recommends having at least a gallon of drinkable water in your car — crucial if you are stranded for a long time. It also has many other uses, such as first aid and putting out fires that are not chemical or electrical in origin, to name a few. Toss some energy bars in your glove compartment, along with some hard candies to pass the time and give you energy to keep a clear mind if you need to wait for help. In any emergency, communication is key. “I always keep an extra cellphone battery and a fully charged external charger in my car.”
Expedition Wild airs on ABC stations each weekend.