Essential Items For Your UTV's Emergency Kit

You should be prepared for anything no matter what season you decide to hit the trail on your UTV. But as fall sets in and the weather starts to cool, it is an excellent time to review all of the necessary emergency kit items you should have with you on your UTV. If you happen to get stuck or stranded things can turn serious very quickly as the sun sets and temperatures drop. If you plan to do more UTV riding this fall, be sure that your UTV is fully equipped with an emergency kit to handle any situation. First of all, you’ll want different items in your emergency kit depending on whether it is a mechanical emergency involving your machine, or a physical emergency involving you or another driver.  

For You

First aid kit – One of the most important things you can have in your emergency kit is a first aid kit. If the worst should happen while you’re out on the trail and you or another driver or rider is injured, you’re going to need to make sure that person is stable as quickly as possible. Be sure you know how to use the items in your first aid kit. It’s also a good idea to brush up on your CPR, and other first aid techniques. Water and food – Be sure you have enough water and food to get you through an emergency situation. Clothes and shelter – With colder weather around the corner, make sure you have both clothes and shelter so that you are able to stay warm.  Along with those items, keep flint and steel in your emergency kit to.  

For Your UTV

A tool kit - You can probably get away with something compact, but make sure that it will work with your UTV. Tire repair kit -- Most likely you’ll have small emergencies to deal with, like a flat tire. Make sure you have the necessary tools to deal with a situation that is not life-threatening. Duct tape – Simple duct tape can be a long way in a pinch. It can be used for a whole variety of things and it easy to pack, making it a great piece to have in your emergency kit. Zip ties – Along with duct tape, zip ties can be used to get you out of a variety of sticky situations. Radio – If you happen to get stranded, you should have a way to get in touch with someone. No matter what kind of communication device you choose, make it easy for you to communicate with someone in an emergency. Flashlight – Be sure that you have a flashlight with you as well as extra batteries. Or better yet, get a chargeable flashlight that you can use without batteries. Whether you are looking for an accessory to go in your emergency kit or for a fun addition on your UTV (like a UTV windshield of the highest quality) , be sure to check out UTV Windshields & Accessories.

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