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
    September 19, 2013 #

    A spear =]

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    Barbra O
    September 19, 2013 #

    Having a plan, a backup to your plan, and a backup to the backup – and a physical map of the area – I keep a road atlas in my car with my kit.

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    Jake Duncan
    September 19, 2013 #

    Water, beef jerkey, fire, oxygen, and beer!

  4. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 19, 2013 #

    Lip gloss!

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    Eden Torrs
    September 19, 2013 #


  6. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 19, 2013 #

    Water or a way to purify water is a must

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    Michael S.
    September 19, 2013 #

    A sewing kit, you need your clothing to last, don't you?

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    glenn russell
    September 19, 2013 #

    the most important thing is always fresh water and then a way to get food and then stay warm and dry.

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    Zack Nord
    September 19, 2013 #

    Jumper cables for me are the bare minimum.

  10. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 19, 2013 #

    Potable water and signaling

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    John young
    September 19, 2013 #

    Window Breaker.

  12. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 19, 2013 #

    all I need is duct tape and a utility knife

  13. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 19, 2013 #

    for an endless supply of food, with or without sun, you need a mushroom-growing kit.

  14. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 19, 2013 #

    You need a blow torch. It's a combo fire starter and weapon.

  15. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 19, 2013 #

    Water, duct tape, and a baseball bat!

  16. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 19, 2013 #

    I think water would be helpful in many ways in an emergency

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    ashley grant
    September 19, 2013 #

    A cell phone with extra battery/charger to call for help, or a bag with food/water…especially protein bars or something that will stay good for awhile and give the extra nutrition if stranded awhile

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    Jessenia Rivas
    September 19, 2013 #

    Daryl Dixon from the Walking Dead is all I need in case of emergency :)

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    Alanna Kirby
    September 19, 2013 #

    Aside from having an escape plan, a smartphone with a way to recharge in case of power outage (like a solar charger). That way, you have a multi-purpose tool at your disposal–phone (obviously), flashlight, compass, map, etc.

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    Adam Darby
    September 19, 2013 #

    Zombie repellent. Lots of it!

    Also helps to hang out with a police officer that's just gotten out of a coma, a department store clerk with one hand, and Brad Pitt.