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. Jerry Hudnall
    September 20, 2013 #

    Some regular water and some holy water! Wait, does holy water work on Zombies??? I volunteer my little brother to find out for us all :)

  2. Kara Hoppe
    September 20, 2013 #

    Water, water, water!!!!

  3. Carlos
    September 20, 2013 #

    Water and duct tape. If MythBusters taught us anything is that duct tape is omnipotent.

  4. John
    September 20, 2013 #

    Medication if your on any. U don't wanna be without your insulin or high blood pressure meds.

  5. Bryce McNab
    September 20, 2013 #

    Water is a must have. You can go without food long enough (hopefully) for help to come. But water is a necessity.

  6. Sherrita Jnes
    September 20, 2013 #


  7. Roman
    September 20, 2013 #

    Most important thing would be a machete or sword to help with the silent zombie kills. Don't want to attract a herd now…

  8. Jason Rouse
    September 20, 2013 #

    Aside from food or water, I would have to say the most inportant thing would be a first aid kit. If someone is hurt, it can severely complicate any survival situation.

  9. Rachel Ayn Pickens
    September 20, 2013 #

    I would definitely say clean water – anything else is superfluous if you die of dehydration.

  10. DAPHNE
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    • John
      September 21, 2013 #

      Another human would be very helpful.

  12. Stephanie Klein
    September 20, 2013 #

    Aside from the basic food/water, I keep a really warm blanket or a couple sweaters in the car..don't want to get stranded in the winter without warmth!

    • Fawna Holzkamm
      September 21, 2013 #

      I keep a duffle bag with jumper cables, fix a flat, flash light, water, blanket, granola bars, screwdrivers, flares and lighters in all my cars. In my house we have a duffle bag with water, flashlights, batteries, blankets and food for the cat. We have a designated place to meet, the near by elementary school, in case of something weird happening. Hopefully I will never have to deal with extreme emergencies.

  13. Adrienne
    September 20, 2013 #

    Other than water I would need something to keep my kid entertained – coloring books galore!

  14. Brooke
    September 20, 2013 #

    antiseptics for infection and warm packs for cold

  15. Hector Casillas Jr
    September 20, 2013 #

    Definitely water, water purification tablets or filter and a container to hold your water.

    • Bobby
      September 22, 2013 #

      You got that right, plus a knife or other outdoor tool.

  16. Laurie
    September 20, 2013 #

    Matches to light a fire or a bottle of iodine to make any water drinkable.

  17. Travis McCrea
    September 20, 2013 #

    A prepaid cellphone fully charged and turned off that way even if my personal phone is dead that one is available.

    • James D Foster
      September 20, 2013 #

      cell phones are handy in most areas for survival, but gotta remember, no signal makes cellphones useless survival tools

    • Neal
      September 21, 2013 #

      Good idea

    • maxine
      September 21, 2013 #

      water and a great cell phone are a definite necessity!

    • Sherri Knight
      September 21, 2013 #

      Water and emergency cell phone

    • Jerry Aiken
      September 21, 2013 #

      Good idea – you would probably need to call someone to help

  18. Andrew Gray
    September 20, 2013 #

    Flint or fire starter of some sort.

  19. Cory Dial
    September 20, 2013 #

    I live in Florida so around a third of these items wouldn't be too useful for me, but with the sweepstakes and going to Oregon I could use the snow stuff.

  20. Jackie McCoy
    September 20, 2013 #

    a distress banner

    • Barry Brabham
      September 20, 2013 #

      distress banner is most important,it relays the message to everyone you are stranded, and in dire need of assistance