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.

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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.

4,827 Responses to “A Kit to Keep You Ready for Anything (Even Zombies)”

  1. Kevin Paris
    September 20, 2013 #

    A charge cell phone with a reliable provider, not like mine: S*r*n*

  2. Noelle
    September 20, 2013 #

    I think the most important things to have would be a supply of gas for the car, a a flame thrower (because in all the old war footage they seem like the bomb!), someone to hold the flame thrower, and a couple of random dopey dumb people that are like really really dumb so if I can't get a few of those zombies, I have a few token people that the zombies have to get through before they get to me!

  3. Bonnie Davis
    September 20, 2013 #

    Good insurance and a good insurance rep are the best things in an emergency, but water, matches, a blanket, and a shovel will do nicely too.

  4. joanie
    September 20, 2013 #

    water,blankets,granola bars!!!

    • Matt
      September 20, 2013 #

      Nexus, water, and snacks.

    • John Bergin
      September 20, 2013 #

      The Answer could be a big one, but some of the things I always keep in the are small tool kit with a knife , Duct tape, a signaling mirror, a can opener, survival utensil, flares, a log lighter, and a long stick that could be sharpened if need be.

  5. Negeen Hogan
    September 20, 2013 #

    Peace of mind.

    • Christy Garcia
      September 20, 2013 #

      Being prepared for anything is very true these days. Even zombies lol. Never know what tomorrow holds.

  6. MJ Musselman
    September 20, 2013 #

    Since Chuck Norris is already taken, I'd want to know where Pam Barber was… Since she and Chuck might be too far away, I think at least one extra pair of socks and underwear and rubbing alcohol. Sometimes it's not convenient to light a match – let alone start a fire – with the undead roaming everywhere and you needing to clean/sterilize something! I also think a compass and paper map of the state where you live, as well as adjoining states because you don't know if you'll have radio or cell phone communications, a car, etc., and you must make sure you're not walking in circles! That leaves too much "alive" scent that the zombies will eventually wiff!

  7. Scott
    September 20, 2013 #

    A cell phone, spare gas, emergency blanket, Utility knife, flashlight, and flares

    • Gerald Borresen
      September 20, 2013 #

      All of the above, but please do not forget the drinking water, and supply of energy/protein bars, and small mirror (polished metal) for signaling, as well as supply of matches.

  8. Athena Mansfield
    September 20, 2013 #

    The one most important thing to human survival is Water. You cannot survive without it! Second if we are talking about Zombies a quiet weapon..

  9. Autumn
    September 20, 2013 #

    Phone, Flashlight, and water

  10. Elaine McKenzie
    September 20, 2013 #

    Since I live in the south I would have to worry about keeping hydrated and a clean water supply. My first item is water purification tablets! Can't forget about weapons like a good aluminum baseball bat, MagnaLight flashlight, with plenty of batteries, bow and arrows, and of course the guns only in case of emergency since they can hear them! Then make sure I have plenty of MREs and nonperishable foods. Have a healthy supply of first aid kits, antibiotics, and the "Is it safe it eat these berries?" book. Have some gas treatment for the vehicles, and trick them out like a WW2 tank. Got to have the personal essentials like tooth brush, paste, and D.O., plus a couple pairs of clothes and plenty of undergarments! Last but not least a MAP! Since phones will not work, you will have to know how to get out of dodge and take the back roads. Everything else can be picked up along the way, but these are a must have to start out with.

  11. darlen
    September 20, 2013 #

    I live in Florida so no snow, but I would need flashlights or flares, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, water, something to make fire. Something to spend a night out if I have to like a tent. In case of zombies a crossbow or some othe weapen that does make much noise you would want to attract more..

  12. Geoff Higgins
    September 20, 2013 #

    Shelter, Shelter, Shelter… Oh, and water. THe list goes on and on but most of it should be on the order of whatever you would take backpacking.

  13. Tony Morford
    September 20, 2013 #

    An all in one tool

  14. Stacey
    September 20, 2013 #

    Well water is always important but thats more a life fact than an emergency item. Blankets to keep warm if its in a snow storm in which case plenty of water there. A way to contact people. Cell phones are logical but a short wave radio just in case cell cant be used. If you have a kit like that then theres not much else you could need.

  15. Ken Tinkham
    September 20, 2013 #

    A long handled screwdriver, never know when you may have to pop a hubcap because of an unexpected flat tire, or have to stick a zombie through the eyeball.

  16. Alexandra V
    September 20, 2013 #

    Water, cell phone and a knife for sure!

  17. Veronica Camarena
    September 20, 2013 #

    My phone and a membership to some road side emergency company… I'm sure they'll save me from the zombies too.

  18. Hakan Gilhooly
    September 20, 2013 #

    Water, need water and some energy bars, and a knife is an always useful tool.

  19. Tommy Blanks
    September 20, 2013 #

    For the car essentials would be jumper cables, some basic tools (multi-tool works nice), tire changing equipment, flash light, flares / reflectors, blankets, water and other various items. Everyone should have a similar kit for home as well.

  20. Trish
    September 20, 2013 #

    My iPhone and whatever you use to kill zombies.

    • david
      September 20, 2013 #

      ya cant use an iphone, steve jobs will be one of the zombies and he will kill iphones first, users second!

  21. Robin
    September 20, 2013 #

    You'd need a water filtration system, a weapon to hunt food and fend off zombies, shelter and something to start a fire.

  22. Robert Waterbury Jr.
    September 20, 2013 #

    Flashlight, 22 Rifle, and a fishing pole.

  23. patti
    September 20, 2013 #

    I am totally prepared for the zombies with my many rusty old garden implements at the ready…Bring on the zombies!

  24. Laina Lamb
    September 20, 2013 #

    crowbar, machete, chainsaw, aluminum baseball bat, and… pickax.

  25. Kevin tomlinson
    September 20, 2013 #

    Maybe some wine , candles and romantic music, some zombie chics are really hot!!

  26. Kayla Norman
    September 20, 2013 #

    Blankets, Flashlight that doubles as weapon, Weatherproof matches, Rope, Tarp, Knife, Power Bars for food. And a friend to keep you company!

  27. Scott V
    September 20, 2013 #

    A butane light or a portable radio (CB or just radio receiver… or both depending on how hardcore you want to be)

    Don't forget your machete!

  28. Andy
    September 20, 2013 #

    I would want my iPhone, a swiss army knife, some extra gas, a battery pack, and a crowbar.

  29. Lonnie
    September 20, 2013 #

    I don't normally fight off zombies, but when I do, I want to be drinking Dos XX.

  30. Pam
    September 20, 2013 #

    I would want someone with me who is able and willing to kill everything that moves and protect me. Preferably a Predator (the alien).

  31. Courtney
    September 20, 2013 #

    When in doubt ALWAYS carry duct-tape!! It's a very useful for protecting yourself against zombie bites! Your imagination will come in handy as well, when you're in danger who knows what kind of things you could come up with when you have an assortment of items in front of you!

  32. Rita Williams
    September 20, 2013 #

    Cell phone with battery back up charger can't live without it

  33. Jennifer Duncan
    September 20, 2013 #

    MUCH NEEDED!!

  34. abbey
    September 20, 2013 #

    A full tank!

  35. Joshua
    September 20, 2013 #

    Jrawwww urrrggghhh BRAINNNNNNNS!!!!

  36. Luis Cruz
    September 20, 2013 #

    A emergency kit that includes first aid supplies, water, tools and a weapon.

  37. Brittney S.
    September 20, 2013 #

    The most important thing to have in case of a disaster is a point of contact. Find somewhere remote (for my fiance and I, that would be our very secluded lake house), and remember to make your way there as quickly as possible. Try to have it in a more rural setting, and make sure its stocked with plenty of water, non-perishable food, and defense items!

  38. Raquie
    September 20, 2013 #

    Plastic water bottle with water filtration built in. You can buy them together. In the event that you are stranded or left to your own means, water is the most important thing needed to survive. Death by dehydration whether in cold or hot climates is what will kill you before the zombies do.

  39. dennis daily
    September 20, 2013 #

    lets go to Portland honey

  40. monica
    September 20, 2013 #

    I always try to have water, a blanket, a first-aid kit, and jumper cables in my car, although all those emergency items sound useful. I don't think I'd ever think to have a weapon, but I also try to keep a power bar and a cell phone on hand. Insurance is also a must!

  41. kevin vernaci
    September 20, 2013 #

    \Cool, 6 Emergency Kit items & 13 zombie survival tools

  42. Thomas
    September 20, 2013 #

    A map of the surrounding area.

  43. Robert Banuelos
    September 20, 2013 #

    The most important thing to have is guidance from god

    • Mary
      September 20, 2013 #

      Amen

  44. Al Bunger
    September 20, 2013 #

    Knowledge of what to do in various circumstances.

  45. ranman
    September 20, 2013 #

    My ex girlfriend is a Zombie! She was a bad kisser. Need a spud wrench and a flame thrower!!

  46. Cory B.
    September 20, 2013 #

    I would want a shovel, a tire iron & car jack, and jumper cables. With these items, I'm ready for a zombie attack (melee weapons), a dead battery, digging myself out of a blizzard, and the ability to change my own tire.

  47. Jerome
    September 20, 2013 #

    I think the most important thing to have in a car in case of an emergency depends greatly on where you live. Since I live in California, I will say water, flash light and an emergency kit are the 3- most important and least cost effective. Obviously if you live in the north or northeast a balnket would be needed in addition to the aforementioned items. Oooops!!! almost forgot, you MUST be stupid and I mean really stupid, that way the zombies will not bother you.

  48. daniel p. surber
    September 20, 2013 #

    Water is the most important thing to have. Without water you cannot survive that long.

  49. John Hastings
    September 20, 2013 #

    Blanket, water, lighter, and a flint just in case the lighter is no good.

  50. Michael Perez
    September 20, 2013 #

    A coat.