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.

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. Mary Jean Damron
    September 20, 2013 #

    A warm blanket to keep warm and flares to alert others of your delimma!

  2. Steve Smolen
    September 20, 2013 #

    A water container

  3. franks!
    September 20, 2013 #

    A cell phone and/or twinkie!

  4. Chirag Patel
    September 20, 2013 #

    Battery jump kit

  5. Don
    September 20, 2013 #

    REI Water filter..MREs and fire starters. Oh and someone who is slower than I am to keep me safe from the Zombies…

  6. Stephanie
    September 20, 2013 #

    I think the most important things are a blanket and food + water.

  7. Robin A. Whelan
    September 20, 2013 #

    I thought I prepared for everything with Super Storm Sandy but I wasn't. I bought plenty of candles, yankee candles. One broke while lit and damaged my kitchen counter. I now have batteries and battery operated lamps.

  8. gidaeon
    September 20, 2013 #

    You're gonna need heat. Matches, a lighter, shoot even an old skool strikebox. Have something that can make a fire and toss in some candles while you are at it. A single candle burning in your car can keep you alive when trapped in a winter storm.

  9. Cassin Diggs
    September 20, 2013 #

    Most important item is a water canteen if you do not have clean water you will not survive. Other items can be found later but our main item to survive any disaster is water folks.

  10. Jordan
    September 20, 2013 #

    I'd like to have my dog (unless he had been turned into a zombie dog, of course) to help me hunt, my cell phone (to check facebook and make sure my friends were still human), and Twinkies!

  11. Trevor Kensiski
    September 20, 2013 #

    Water is most important.

  12. Jeffery Hance
    September 20, 2013 #

    Everything would be useful in this kit!

  13. William Squier
    September 20, 2013 #

    Road flares. Visible for miles at night, and great for starting a camp fire for heat and to ward off nasties in the wilderness.

  14. Chris Cunningham
    September 20, 2013 #

    Fresh water for sure – also, I'm assuming that Esurance will continue to operate after the zombie apocalypse – so some $$$ to pay my premiums!

  15. Latish
    September 20, 2013 #

    I would say water, food, and some sort of weapon depending on circumstances.

  16. Timothy Baker
    September 20, 2013 #

    Freezes dried food and lots of water

  17. Kelli Gauntt
    September 20, 2013 #

    A charged cell phone – b/c I can't fix anything and I'm going to be calling someone to come help me!!

  18. martha volker
    September 20, 2013 #

    Sounds like a good idea . better to be prepared.

  19. Luend Brannam
    September 20, 2013 #

    Fire starter and water would be helpful!

  20. Larry Sorriento
    September 20, 2013 #

    Keeping a cool head.