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.

Stuff our legal team makes us say

*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)”

  1. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    Barbara L
    September 19, 2013 #

    Often times being stuck in your car can leave you cold. If you carry a coffee can, small candle, and matches you can keep the interior of the car warm. Just light the candle and leave it in the can for safety reasons.

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    Roger Halunen
    September 19, 2013 #

    A cool head and keeping your wits about you. Prioritize, plan, organize, execute …

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      Pat Bouley
      September 19, 2013 #

      For a winter storm, double duty items like – a sleeping bag for added warmth and to hide from the Zombies. And chains for the tires or to use to subdue the Zombies.

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    Sereisith Meas
    September 19, 2013 #

    A pocket knife, with glass breaker and seat belt cutter. Hands down the most useful tool you'll ever need while in your car. I've been an EMT for about 5 years. Seen lots TCs or vehicle in water. A knife would have came in real handy for a lot of those people.

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    Lora Nugent
    September 19, 2013 #


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    Greg Clark
    September 19, 2013 #

    The blankets to stay dry and warm, along with the night stick to be seen at night, and the medical kit.

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    Jacob Rule
    September 19, 2013 #

    Can't forget your FLARES! Plenty of uses from distraction, to starting a fire. Don't forget flares can also be used to mark the street for oncoming cars to avoid another accident from occurring.

  7. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 19, 2013 #

    Best thing to have in any emergency is a cool head. Panic will kill you faster than anything.

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    Marc P
    September 19, 2013 #

    jumper cables and/or battery jumper pack. also map (of at least home state area) and/or small inexpensive ($20-25) handheld general purpose map device (alternative to cell phone GPS or stand alone GPS) in case of power blackout (which causes cell phone and GPS transmission towers to go down)

  9. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 19, 2013 #

    A "go bag" of extra clothes and tennis shoes, a solar charger, batteries, jumper cables, duct tape, thick rope, hand crank radio, bottled water, sharp knife…. well, at this rate, you might was well just dig in someplace underground because there are so many essentials. My suggestion – find an abandoned missile silo somewhere in the mid-Western United States and make that your home. So… the best thing in an emergency would be a safe place to go. The next best thing would be a "go bag" with tennis shoes 'cause you never know when you'll need to run for your life!

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    Braden M
    September 19, 2013 #

    Mythbusters has taught me the awesomeness of duct tape. You must have duct tape at all costs.

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    Adam Steines
    September 19, 2013 #

    You need in a emergency is a plan and your important documents

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    Denni Del Hoyo
    September 19, 2013 #

    A map. with one you can seek gun shops or anything your kit could be missing. plus you can find the prison cells…

  13. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 19, 2013 #

    I would Just need someone to have my back!

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    Cesar Garcia
    September 19, 2013 #

    Water. Water will be very necessary/scarce, and any water sources that are not contained (cleanly) might not be safe to drink (and we might not know if distilling said water will kill whatever is causing people to turn to zombies, if anything – and I wouldn't want to be the guinea pig for that).

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    Chuck Griffiths
    September 19, 2013 #

    Does it include guns and ammo? No? Then it's pretty useless, eh?

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    Jake E
    September 19, 2013 #

    Bear Grylls

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    Denise R. Erfin
    September 19, 2013 #

    I would need to have a hose for siphoning gas and an air pump. If push comes to shove, as it probably would if there are zombies involved, both can be used as fairly quiet weapons.

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    Amy Scarborough
    September 19, 2013 #

    I think water is vital to keep on hand…or drinking and what not

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    gerson montalvo
    September 19, 2013 #

    I want season one of bear Gryls, plus water and a knife lol

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    Krystle Heartso
    September 19, 2013 #

    Onstar, Chevy Roadside assistance, a good looking male and/or my cell phone.