I’m happy to announce the three winners of the recent PapiBlogger #NoTrunkJunk giveaway sponsored by State Farm. Conducted to help promote the proper ways to safely stock your vehicle for all weather and maintenance conditions, the giveaway winners spanned the nation from Miami to Temple, Arizona.
The $500 grand prize was awarded to Rachel Jenkins of Tempe, Arizona. The $100 second place prize went to Ellen Beck of Waterloo, Iowa. The $50 third place prize was given to Elizabeth Alarcon of Miami. Each of the winners were also awarded a trunk safety kit courtesy of State Farm.
This year’s wintry weather has been so unpredictable that it’s worth noting what what a safe trunk should have:
- Hazard triangle (with reflectors) or road flares
- First aid kit
- Jumper cables or small battery charger
- Windshield scraper and brush
- Spare tire (make sure jack and lug wrench are in vehicle)
- Tow strap
- Blankets and extra warm clothing
- Cell phone and charger
- Road salt or cat litter to help with tire traction
- Brightly colored flag or “Help” sign
- Flashlight (with working batteries), matches or lighter
- Tarp for sitting or kneeling in the snow for exterior work like a tire change
- Small tool kit or multi-tool
- Duct tape – for temporary fixes
- High-calorie, non-perishable food
- Crucial medication
In addition to keeping these items in your vehicle, don’t forget to store emergency items in a bag, box or tub with a lid to prevent them from becoming projectiles in the event of a sudden stop, especially in vehicles with an open cargo area, like SUVs or pick-up trucks. This will keep everything together, making your emergency supplies easy to find when you need them.
DISCLAIMER: State Farm® compensated me for this post but the opinions expressed in this story are solely mine.