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 #

    Depending on where you are going, water or maybe emergency blankets.

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    robert armet
    September 19, 2013 #

    A battery booster

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      September 19, 2013 #

      A universal phone charger to be able to call for help even if your phone battery is low!

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    Rob Macri
    September 19, 2013 #

    A cell phone of course! How else would you google "how to sweet talk a zombie"?

  4. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 19, 2013 #

    I would need my dog. He is a pit bull and I think he can fend off quite a few zombies or let me know before they creep up on me. My gun would be second. With my dog and my gun we can take on anything!!

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    Kat Martin
    September 19, 2013 #

    While all of the items in the emergency kit are right on target, Common Sense is most important, followed by, a clear understanding of what you have in the emergency kit and of course how it may be utilized.

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    Shawn Iqbal
    September 19, 2013 #

    A good sword will never run out of ammo!

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    Mindy Collazo
    September 19, 2013 #

    Water, lots of it.

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      Justin Karatkivcz
      September 19, 2013 #

      A clean pair of underwear! We all know that we will need it when we see the mess ahead of us coming.lol

  8. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 19, 2013 #

    A beefy SUV with a plow type apparatus attached to the front!!!!!

  9. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 19, 2013 #

    A flashlight.. duh. Although you will see the zombies coming at you, you'll have more time to run than letting them attack you in the dark..

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    Rick K
    September 19, 2013 #

    There are a a number of things I would consider important, depending on the emergency, but the number one most important item for any emergency that lasts more than a day is clean drinking water.

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    Cameron Howard
    September 19, 2013 #

    How about a level head??? Your mind is your most essential survival tool.

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      Elise Martin
      September 19, 2013 #

      This was exactly what I was going to say. Without a level head, supplies will only get you so far!

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    Celyna Morales
    September 19, 2013 #

    In addition to the standard emergency kit, I would add an emergency bag containing two full changes of clothes/shoes, cash, phone charger, meds, etc., everything I would need to have in case I have to run from the zombies and can't stay at home.

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    Clark Acton
    September 19, 2013 #

    The single most important item to have in an emergency is your brain! You MUST keep calm to be able to think quickly and rationally to respond to whatever the situation is. Most people get hurt because they panic and do no good for anyone, themselves or others.

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    Damien Cammack
    September 19, 2013 #

    A Credit card and Cell Phone!

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    Dave Ruisard
    September 19, 2013 #

    A solar charger for your phone.

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    Taylor Flannagan
    September 19, 2013 #

    Certainly most any emergency
    can be handled with careful thinking and clever use of duct tape, maybe a zip-tie or three.
    You could get a storage bin, to put a first-aid kit, canned food, and some batteries in.
    But leave room for the flask, dire situations require generous rations of whiskey.

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      Leona carney
      September 19, 2013 #

      duct tape is most important…. as well as a bayonet.

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    Shaun Valdes-pages
    September 19, 2013 #

    Prayer, My bible and a gun is all I need.

  18. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 19, 2013 #

    I'm sure there will be radation around somewhere so canned goods would survive and don't forget the can opener!

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    Jeanette Maca
    September 19, 2013 #

    Your road side emergency number with Esurance and a cell phone to call it.

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    Amanda Duffy
    September 19, 2013 #

    I'd have to say lots of duct tape and a machete….