Here's what's NOT in my car emergency kit: flares, snake bite medicine or a compass. That's because my kit is not for life threatening emergencies. Because I have priorities.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
It's for olfactory emergencies.
You know, the ones that stink so bad it could become a life threatening emergency if you have to drive with your head out the window to avoid the smell.
I had such an encounter four years ago when Doc Brown hurled (sorry!) all over himself in the car on the way home from the mall. He was two at that time so we're not just talking about baby spit up. It's hard to be a sympathetic mom when you're trying not to gag from the stink.
Later that day I put together my don't let the van stink kit (stale french fry smell doesn't count).
Here's what's in it:
plastic grocery bags
a spray bottle of my water and vinegar mix
I threw it all in a small plastic tote that sits in the back of the van.
That's it. You can all do your collective "duh" now, but it works for me. Many times.
You can find much smarter tips, including a list of things I never knew you can stick in the dishwasher over at Rocks in My Dryer.