How to Make Personal Emergency Kits

Whether keeping kids entertained or contending with a wardrobe malfunction, these DIY disaster kits are life savers.

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We could all use a little hand every now and then. Maybe it's nail polish to mend a stocking or maybe it's just some crayons to distract bored kids on an endless car ride. Whatever your dilemma, we've got the remedy: a compact, totable personal emergency kit you can keep on hand for whatever life throws your way. Keep one in the car and one at home—they're great in guest rooms—for quick fixes.

 1. Emergency Grooming Kit

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Essential Items:

  • mints
  • toothbrush
  • toothpicks
  • hair ties
  • nail file
  • deodorant
  • chapstick
  • bug spray
  • pain medication
  • blister helpers

Hair and nail disasters have a tendency to happen on the road, so it's a great idea to have a slim fabric pouch stocked with essentials in your suitcase, or in your car.

 Store in Baby Wipe Container

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Loch and Key

No need to buy a special storage container: transform a baby wipes container into your emergency grooming kit.

 2. Wardrobe Malfunction Kit

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Loch and Key

Essential Items:

  • stain stick
  • clear nail polish
  • safety pin
  • baby powder
  • double stick tape
  • small scissors
  • needle/thread
  • spot remover

Another kit it's nice to have ready to car for car or plane trips.

 3. Bored Kids Kit

Things to pack to entertain and comfort kids on a long winter road trip.

Tips For Traveling with Kids

Things to pack to entertain and comfort kids on a long winter road trip.

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Emily Fazio, 2016

Essential Items:

  • games
  • cards
  • crayons
  • small pads
  • travel games
  • stickers
  • snacks
  • drinks

To stave off boredom in the air or on the road, activity kits for kids can be kept in old cigar boxes or plastic storage containers and it's smart if you have more than one child, to have a separate kit for each one.

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