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.

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

  1. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    Donna Sterner
    September 20, 2013 #

    Besides the obvious food, water and weapon to combat the Zombies I would want a solar charger to power my phone. Besides calling for help, I could play Candy Crush Saga and update my Facebook while waiting for help to arrive.

  2. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 20, 2013 #

    Most important thing is water, filtration system of some kind, matches.

  3. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    Amanda Marie Stiner
    September 20, 2013 #

    I would say batteries or some sort of generator. You always loose power in those situations!

  4. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    Sheryl Duerksen
    September 20, 2013 #

    Water, and a way to keep warm!

  5. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 20, 2013 #

    A Good Flashlight

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    September 20, 2013 #


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    Ashley Snider
    September 20, 2013 #

    Water batteries an ammo of course!!!

  8. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 20, 2013 #

    If we're leaving out food, water and weapons…then definitely tools to make fire. You'll need it for water sensation, cooking meat, scaring of animals and warmth.

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    Richard Dale
    September 20, 2013 #

    Have lots of drinking water.

  10. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 20, 2013 #

    Definitely clean water or a way to filter water. When I was in Africa, we used coffee filters and boiled water over fires. I have drunk (drank?) a lot of really gross water in my day. :)

  11. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 20, 2013 #

    The most important thing for survival would be a flare gun. Can be used to signal help from where you are, or in case of a zombie apocalypse, you can set them on fire. :)

  12. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 20, 2013 #

    I would say a canteen of water for myself and/or the radiator!

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    Katherine Marshall
    September 20, 2013 #

    Water, a flashlight, and a flat tire fixer are some of the most important things to have in an emergency.

  14. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 20, 2013 #

    I'd say my cell phone with a full battery.

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    Steven Lindsay
    September 20, 2013 #

    LIGHT AND BLANKETS . Got to see and if ur cold your no good.

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    Ben Boyle
    September 20, 2013 #

    It would have to be flares. Good for providing light, signaling for help, and warding off zombies. That, and some duct tape.

  17. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 20, 2013 #

    I would say a cell phone with a full battery to call for help

  18. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 20, 2013 #

    It says besides water and food… I would say a hatchet.. Self defense, can build shelter, chop food.

  19. Avatar for Jennifer Wood
    September 20, 2013 #

    I would say the survival blanket. A. to reflect your own body heat back to you and B. you can use it as a mock shelter, shielding you from rain and c. by shielding you from the ran you can there for collect rain water as a source to keep you alive!

    2nd choice would be that handy the 14 in 1 pocket tool ! Because you have a lot of options on how to use it! :)

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    Jacob Aranda
    September 20, 2013 #

    I think water and some source of lighting would be essential, but jumper cables are a good think to have as well. Not only could your jump your car or help another jump there's , but one could use the spark to make fire and zombies hate fire…or was that just Frankenstein?