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.

4,826 Responses to “A Kit to Keep You Ready for Anything (Even Zombies)”

  1. Monika
    September 19, 2013 #

    Gun is the main thing I need in an emergency.

  2. chris s
    September 19, 2013 #

    clean water, a good knife, and plenty of hornady z-max ammo if there really are zombies…

  3. Carla
    September 19, 2013 #

    clean water and a good friend!

  4. Krista B.
    September 19, 2013 #

    Toilet paper. If food and water are a secure commodity I think toilet paper (and some common sense) would be a good start after that.

  5. Kelsey Bales
    September 19, 2013 #

    I like to have a full treatment of antibiotics in case of a zombie attack. Also, a gun is always helpful… and someone who can shoot a gun

  6. Mandi Wiggins
    September 19, 2013 #

    An extra set of clothes, hiking shoes, coffee can, matches, paper, shovel, kitty litter, blanket, flares, water, duct tape, rope, knife.

  7. Jake Spek
    September 19, 2013 #

    A Swiss Army knife! It's all encompassing ;).

  8. Elissa
    September 19, 2013 #

    Excluding food, water, and a weapon, I would have to go with duct tape as the greatest single addition to an emergency kit which will help you survive the zombie invasion. It can be used to make and repair a shelter or clothing, waterproof important salvage items, turn a salvaged item like a tire iron into a weapon you can use comfortably, etc. It is reflective and can be used to signal help. In an emergency, it could seal a wound and keep out bacteria that could lead to devastating infection. The possibilities are endless.
    But its greatest use is to wrap over clothing on your extremities. Arms, legs and hands would be completely bite proof with a single layer of duct tape on top of long-sleeves, pants, and gloves.
    We all know any obstacle can be overcome in the zombie apocalypse. Food, shelter, water, medicine, etc. can all be scavenged. But none of it will do you any good if you get bitten.

  9. Garrett M.
    September 19, 2013 #

    Water, if you're dehydrated you lose your head, if you lose your head you can't survive.

  10. Matthew Rogers
    September 19, 2013 #

    I would have that water straw that can be used to drink contaminated water and a mirror to signal for help.

  11. melissa brown
    September 19, 2013 #

    Water and a Heavy Duty Flashlight!

  12. Greg Schwartz
    September 19, 2013 #

    Your loved ones- so you don't do anything stupid trying to find them. Alternately, don't have loved ones.

  13. Brianna Bowlds
    September 19, 2013 #

    A military grade shovel hatchett combo…it's an extremely useful tool and weapon. It will help with shelter, protection, food, getting in and out of buildings and cars when needed, making traps/snares…the possibilites are endless. Plus it's easy to carry

  14. Bryant Roberts
    September 19, 2013 #

    A Sword and duct tape, maybe a gun to hunt animals for food.

  15. Kari
    September 19, 2013 #

    Someone who can kill zombies would be a good thing to add to the kit.

  16. wolfylion
    September 19, 2013 #

    Way to filter water. oh and weapons.

  17. Dave Cadwallader
    September 19, 2013 #

    Water and a space blanket!

  18. Danny
    September 19, 2013 #

    I would want a pogo stick in my emergency bag…think about it..

  19. Cindy
    September 19, 2013 #

    An emergency kit incase of bleeding.

  20. Bre
    September 19, 2013 #

    This is an incredible contest!