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.

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

  1. Francais Parker
    September 20, 2013 #

    Water-proof matches, for sure!

  2. Darrell Garrett
    September 20, 2013 #

    Sleeping Bags, Water, road flares, some dehydrated food, and sheet of plastic or tarp for cover.

  3. neil
    September 20, 2013 #

    jump cables.. flash light, matches, water.

  4. jonathan rossi
    September 20, 2013 #


  5. Daniel Miear
    September 20, 2013 #

    Water, Phone, and Blanket

  6. Rebecca
    September 20, 2013 #

    A first aid kit, rope, fix a flat, flashlight, extra clothes, weapon

  7. Nichole Schwarz
    September 20, 2013 #


  8. güs duarte
    September 20, 2013 #

    i vile of a terminal illness from a W.H.O. lab.

  9. Heather Ater
    September 20, 2013 #

    Water, food, knife, and some type of fire starter

  10. Larry Mateu
    September 20, 2013 #

    A cell phone and 2 extra batteries for it

  11. Mario Larios
    September 20, 2013 #

    flat tire fixer, jumper cables, tow rope.

  12. Jonathan D
    September 20, 2013 #

    A plan!

  13. melissa
    September 20, 2013 #

    Flashlights, blankets, water and food

  14. Lucas Welch
    September 20, 2013 #

    I'd want a cellphone and reception!

  15. Ellis
    September 20, 2013 #

    The best thing is to keep your head! Don't freak out man!!

  16. Snarfums
    September 20, 2013 #


  17. Yanci Gonzalez
    September 20, 2013 #

    Satellite phone, gps, cross bow for silent kills, bottle, socks to filter water, knife, and straw.

  18. Tasso
    September 20, 2013 #

    Map, compass, waterproof matches, pot (boil and drink water)

  19. Kari
    September 20, 2013 #

    I think that in your car emergency kit you should also have the tool that can shatter glass from the inside, in case your car was to go underwater. This is a something that few think about but could save your life in that situation.

  20. Danielle Edwards
    September 20, 2013 #

    Cash, full tank of gas, learned our lesson from the big black out many years ago. Also extra food for our cats.

  21. ed wanser
    September 20, 2013 #

    A good plan of action

  22. Andrew Collins
    September 20, 2013 #

    Lake-effect snowstorms are common in Southwest Michigan. It is important to have a shovel and an extra blanket!

  23. Randall Flotten
    September 20, 2013 #

    Medical Kit including bandages, disinfectants and simple medicine like aspirin and Pepto Bismal.

  24. rosalie
    September 20, 2013 #


  25. david
    September 20, 2013 #

    rope, then u can climb a tree and sleep like katniss leaving the zombies below

  26. Yvette Servoss
    September 20, 2013 #

    Water is a must!!

  27. Brian Vasallo
    September 20, 2013 #

    Tire Iron (for flats and smashing zombie heads)
    one gallon gas tank (to siphon from other abandon cars)
    flares (for safety and distracting the zombie mobs)
    flash light (to fix your car at night and spot any creeping zombies)

  28. Angelo
    September 20, 2013 #

    All-in-one tool or a good knife is the best starting point.

  29. Jessica G
    September 20, 2013 #

    A calm, cool, and collected attitude.

  30. Lisa
    September 20, 2013 #

    The most imporntant thing to have is a working CB so you can communicate with others and see how things are all over and from there you can get some sort of plan going.

  31. Julie Montgomery
    September 20, 2013 #

    Good music. :-)

  32. John Quinn
    September 20, 2013 #

    Zomie makeup so they wont know I am not one.

  33. Paul Brown
    September 20, 2013 #

    The most important thing to have, by far, is a means of calling for help – whether that is a cell phone, a radio transmitter, or a flare-thing.

  34. Neil Abellanosa
    September 20, 2013 #

    The will to survive. Wits. Knife.

  35. Stacie snider
    September 20, 2013 #

    I think having blankets and water is a good start. Also having a phone is imperative!!

  36. Erik Moulton
    September 20, 2013 #

    Family and friends, what else do we stay alive for?

  37. Karen
    September 20, 2013 #

    Water in a non plastic container (you dot want that baking in the heat!), granola bars and….brains! Not for me, to keep the zombies at bay!

  38. David
    September 20, 2013 #


  39. Tim Barnes
    September 20, 2013 #

    Definitely need Water Guns!!! They HATE Water!!!!!

  40. alex
    September 20, 2013 #

    i want to win a kit.

  41. Alex Cordova
    September 20, 2013 #

    I love zombies!!! You forgot to add a lighter to the kit….

  42. Jeremy Raczkowski
    September 20, 2013 #

    Anything that keeps you warm and dry, such as a poncho, blanket, or hand warmers.

  43. Michelle Foulks
    September 20, 2013 #

    It's between glow sticks and first aid kit.

  44. Corrie
    September 20, 2013 #

    Water, food, a sword, protective gear, mostly a helmet (last two are for zombies), a coat, more water and food, and some soap and a toothbrush… Pillows and blankets are good, along with a flash light, a cell phone, and all the good stuff that's in the kit!!

  45. Danny Hansen
    September 20, 2013 #

    Plenty of clean water. A case of PowerBars would be nice too. But water–

  46. Lauren
    September 20, 2013 #

    If the zombie apocalypse hit RIGHT NOW what weapon would you use? (you have to use something that's in the room with you)

  47. Gerry
    September 20, 2013 #

    definitely a fully charged cell phone

  48. Mona Scott
    September 20, 2013 #

    Solar charger for phones and search lights, batteries, trail mix

  49. Seanisms
    September 20, 2013 #

    Rubbing alcohol. You don't want to look like an idiot with all of the best equipment and you die from an infected papercut…

  50. Jackie
    September 20, 2013 #

    Its important to always remain calm and items that should be a must are a cell phone, flashlight & batteries, canned food & opener, emergency radio, water, first aid kit and so much more if possible.