Brownells 75th Anniversary - A Shooting Heritage

Stranded ESG Checklist

ESG If you take extended car trips through scenic wilderness areas, or if you live in sparsely-settled regions, being stranded for a few days due to vehicle mechanical problems, getting stuck, lack of fuel or bad weather is a situation you should to prepare to face. The Car Kit Checklist is a good place to start thinking about items to keep in your vehicle. That basic kit can easily be upgraded with some of the items below to better sustain you should you become stranded for a few days.

Spare Fuel

  • Extra fuel in approved, spill-proof container

Water & Hydration

  • Water Storage for at least 3 gallons per person
  • Water Filtration to treat found water

Emergency Electronics

  • Phone and phone charger
  • GPS unit
  • Batteries
  • Solar chargers

Food & Cooking Supplies

  • 72 Hours Worth of Food per person
  • Pocket Stove
  • Mess Kit

Shelter & Bedding

  • Tent
  • Tarp
  • Wool Blankets
  • Sleeping Bags

First Aid

  • First Aid Kit
  • First Aid Guide
  • Dust/Surgical Mask
  • Prescription Medications


  • Multi-Tool
  • Shovel
  • Saw
  • Camp hatchet


  • Pocket Knife
  • Machete
  • Hunting Type Knife

Fire Starters

  • Fire Starter or Matches
  • Tinder


  • Flashlight
  • Small Lantern


  • Change of Clothes
  • Change of Shoes
  • Shemagh
  • Work Gloves
  • Hat


  • 72-Hour Hygiene Kit


  • Notebook
  • Pen
  • Compass
  • Paper Maps of the Area
  • Duct Tape
  • Paracord
  • Carabiner
  • Survival Guide
  • Family Contact Information
  • Whistle
  • Signal Mirror

Self Defense

  • Pepper Spray, Taser or Baton