A Kit to Keep You Ready for Anything (Even Zombies)

Check out what’s inside our premium emergency car kit and enter the Esurance Zombie Sweeps for your chance to win one.

This week’s sweeps has ended. Comment on the most recent zombie blog post to be entered in the ongoing sweepstakes.

We’re 2 weeks into the Esurance Zombie Sweeps, and so far, your survival gear suggestions have been fantastic. Many entries have stressed the importance of having a solid plan and a stable group to fend off walkers, while others forgo companionship and suggest stockpiling duct tape, a good pair of running shoes, and plenty of batteries.

To continue our celebration of National Preparedness Month (and to prep for the return of The Walking Dead), we’re giving away 100 emergency car kits stocked with survival essentials, and one grand prize: a trip for 2 to zombie survival camp! Not only will this gear prepare you for roadside emergencies, power outages, and the unpredictable wrath of nature, but it’ll also come in handy in a fight against the undead. Check it out below.


Emergency Kit Must-Haves and Their Zombie Upgrades

You probably already know how useful a few basic items can be in an emergency. But, nonetheless, check out the gallery to see how our emergency car kit can help you be prepared for anything … even a zombie attack.

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Enter the Zombie Sweepstakes*

To enter our sweeps for a chance to win an emergency car kit, all you have to do is comment below and tell us what you think is the most important thing to have in an emergency. Whether you’re preparing for a winter storm, a flat tire in 100-degree heat, or the zombie apocalypse, tell us what you’d want to have (aside from food, water, and some type of weapon … for the zombies, of course).

Your comment will also automatically enter you for a shot at the grand prize — a trip for 2 to zombie survival camp in Portland, Oregon, including a 2-night hotel stay and $2,000 in travel money.

If you don’t win this time, don’t worry. You’ve still got one more week to come back and try again.

Sorry, New Yorkers! You aren’t eligible to win due to regulations in your state. But we encourage you to create your own emergency car kits to be prepared for anything.

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*No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. The “Sweepstakes Period” begins 9/3/13 at 12:00 p.m. PT and ends 9/30/13 at 12:00 p.m. PT. This Sweepstakes consists of four (4) independent weekly sweepstakes (each a “Weekly Sweepstakes”) beginning 9/3, 9/9, 9/16, and 9/23 and ending at the start of the next Weekly Sweepstakes. Subject to full Official Rules. Open to all of the U.S. (excluding New York) 18+. Limited to one (1) entry per person, per email address per Weekly Sweepstakes. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by Esurance Insurance Services, Inc. 650 Davis Street, San Francisco, CA 94111. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.

4,826 Responses to “A Kit to Keep You Ready for Anything (Even Zombies)”

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    William Gray
    September 19, 2013 #

    Cash $ Chaching!

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    kathy reinhard
    September 19, 2013 #

    Plenty of water, maybe zombies will melt like witches? It's worth a shot

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    Jeff Conner
    September 19, 2013 #

    duct tape with duct tape i can make a shelter , spell out messages etc Duct take can make pretty much anything whole. the real thing Id want is my wife . she is my best friend, my biggest critic and my biggest supporter. Without her id simply sucumb to the masses of zombies, i simply wouldmnt want to be here without her.

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    James Craig
    September 19, 2013 #

    I think a cell phone is the most important to call for help

  5. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 19, 2013 #

    best thing to have in an emergency is a plan

  6. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 19, 2013 #

    A cell phone and cash will get u out of almost anything guns help also in extreme cases

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    Robert Wright
    September 19, 2013 #

    Like a boy scout you should always be prepared. We have an official state gun and were told it would help protect us from zombies!

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    Carla Wilson
    September 19, 2013 #

    I want extra water and high energy snacks.

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    Jeff Pope
    September 19, 2013 #

    Snowshoes. The best place to wait out the zombieggedon is a cabin in the mountains. Deep snow will prevent the zombies from moving easily allowing me, in my snowshoes, to trudge along, decapitate, and amble back home to enjoy warm cocoa.

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    Maggie L.
    September 19, 2013 #

    I think a blanket, flashlight, matches or a lighter, the 14 in one tool, and a first aid kit are the most important. I would say duct tape also, but if you have a first aid kit, there is at least some tape

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    ARCHILLA Belén
    September 19, 2013 #

    A successful training for first aid and a defibrillator to help my neighborhood

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    renee beaumont
    September 19, 2013 #

    A foil blanket to keep you warm, reflect heat, protect you from the sun or use as a mirror to notify rescue crews!

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    Chris T
    September 19, 2013 #

    Interesting that so many people rely on cell phones, which require working cell towers and satellites. In a worldwide zombie infection, high-maintenance communications will probably stop working once the engineers and technicians who maintain them go zombie. I would go for a solar-powered or hand crank two-way radio, knife and water purification system.

  14. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 19, 2013 #

    Window washer fluid for refilling

  15. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 19, 2013 #

    First and foremost I want my husband with me, a first aid kit, definitely an underground bunker, a map, and a good sturdy vehicle. If it were possible I would say Alice from Resident Evil, she can kick zombie butt. Oh and of course Twinkies!! (Zombieland had it right).

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    Rachel Trudell
    September 19, 2013 #

    I would want to have a flashlight to draw attention to the zombies and take care of them all at once!

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    Kevin K
    September 19, 2013 #

    Everyone should consider an emergency kit as related to their driving environment. A cell phone charge cord in the glove box and a flashlight and fix-a-flat are items that everyone needs. Drivers in municipal areas may not need other items, after all help is a phone call away, but as for us rural types, other things are needed at the very least a raincoat and walking shoes if it becomes evident that we need to walk for help. Cell phone coverage may be just up the hill or down the road. If the drive is during inclement weather then a winter coat may also need to be a trunk item.

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    Cara Hancock
    September 19, 2013 #

    Food. Flashlight. Warm clothes. Shelter

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    Jacob and Joanna Hale
    September 19, 2013 #

    This is tough. If you are a dedicated Walking Dead viewer, you know that most of these items will not really save you from a walker…mostly because you are in the "danger zone" in terms of proximity LOL! If I was forced to choose which item is most important, it would probably be the utility knife so I could sharpen branches into spears to stab zombies from a safer distance!

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    Jacquelyn R.
    September 19, 2013 #

    I think food would be important weither trapped waiting out a winter storm or bunkering down in safe house hiding from zombies.