Aftermarket Truck Bumpers and Packing an Emergency Kit

No matter how well you plan your trips or how safe you drive, there is always the chance you could get stranded or an emergency could arise. When you are out on the road, there are just too many factors that you have no control over.

You might have had an emergency kit packed away in your truck for the winter, but you may have taken that out. After all, there is no need for gloves, a blanket and an ice scraper in the middle of summer. Still, you should have a summer emergency kit on hand at all times.

Big Truck Hoods, your source for aftermarket truck bumpers, offers what you need to pack in your emergency kit this summer.

Food and Water

It makes perfect sense to pack away a few bottles of water and some protein bars in the event of an emergency. In some cases, the emergency might be pulling over at a rest area to take a break and discovering you forgot to put your sandwich in the lunch box.

First Aid Kit

Your medical emergency kit should have all of the basics including bandages, antiseptic and pain killers because driving in congested traffic will give you a headache.

Solar Phone Charger

We tend to rely too heavily on electrical outlets and car chargers to keep our cell phones juiced up. Should you suffer an emergency and have no way to charge your phone, you will be glad you packed a solar cell phone charger. You rely heavily on your phone when stranded or in an emergency situation. The last thing you need is a dead cell phone.


We don’t care that it is the middle of July, in many places here in the states, it still can get rather cold at night. A spare blanket will keep you warm and comfortable should you find yourself stranded or in another type of emergency.


You should have at least two flashlights and probably other sources of light in your truck in the event of an emergency. Some will argue they have a flashlight app on their smartphone, which is fine until your cell phone dies.

In addition to the flashlights, you should have extra batteries.


You never know when sunscreen will come in handy. Even if you break down and have to walk a short distance, you could suffer a pretty bad sunburn in some parts of the country. It is best to be prepared.

Disinfecting Wipes

Not that you don't already know this, but picnic tables at rest stops aren’t the cleanest places to eat lunch. You want to be safe and wipe down the areas before enjoying your lunch.

Bug Repellent

You might think you don’t need to worry about bugs while you are on the road, and this is true for the most part. But should you break down and need to be outside, you want something to keep those pesky mosquitoes and other bugs away from you.

And if you are in the market for an aftermarket hood or fender for your ride, we have just what you need. Pay Big Truck Hoods a visit.

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