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 20, 2013 #

    The most important thing is to have a fully charged cell phone.

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    Amber Bingham
    September 20, 2013 #

    For me, a crowbar is essential. Emergency weapon and so much more!

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    Brandon Posey
    September 20, 2013 #

    I think you should have some sort of pain medicine, like Tylenol. Pain relief, anti inflammatory and fever reducer

  4. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 20, 2013 #

    Because when Zombies come over you'll be prepared to host a party!

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    Julie B
    September 20, 2013 #

    A blanket to keep warm.

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    Dawie Koekemoer
    September 20, 2013 #

    Something to make fire with — to see what's stalking in the darkness, to hear yourself and food, and to make s'mores so you feel better about the dire situation you are in :)

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      Dawie Koekemoer
      September 20, 2013 #

      To heat* #autocorrect

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    Alecia Downard
    September 20, 2013 #

    Lots of ammo and water

  8. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 20, 2013 #

    Samurai Sword

  9. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    Brandon Miller
    September 20, 2013 #

    As a retired vet i try to be prepared and this would help alot

  10. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 20, 2013 #

    The most important thing in a zombie survival kit would be a machete

  11. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 20, 2013 #

    A sound mind!

  12. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 20, 2013 #

    The most important thing to have in an emergency is my brainpower. Gotta stay smart and keep my wits about me.

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    Nick Schirripa
    September 20, 2013 #

    The most important things to have are water and a plan. And Twinkies.

  14. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    Jeff Sullivan
    September 20, 2013 #

    The ashtray, the paddle game, and the remote control, and that's all I need… And these matches. … And this lamp… The ashtray, this paddle game, and the remote control, and the lamp, and that's all *I* need. And that's *all* I need too.

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    Mark Mahnke
    September 20, 2013 #

    A Thousand bottles of water.

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    Drew Smyser
    September 20, 2013 #


  17. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 20, 2013 #

    I'd have to say boots and warm socks, hat and gloves. since most of your body heat comes from your head and feet. you might not be prepared but you will be warm. I am from a state that doesn't get snow to often, but when it does we are very unprepared so getting assistance could take awhile.

  18. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 20, 2013 #

    Fire or something to start fire with.

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    Kaela Magee
    September 20, 2013 #

    Most important thing to have is water!!!

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    thrillracer, esq.
    September 20, 2013 #

    You should have a charged-up cell phone.