This was covered in our “Car Emergency Road Kit” blog a while back, and though we know you printed out a number of copies and taped it to your refrigerator, put one in your glove box, and handed the rest out to the folks at work, we thought we’d mention this piece of it again. (we like – and feel the need to – repeat ourselves as often as possible). Even people who have two-door hatchbacks will – at some point – try to carry something that shouldn’t be carried on top of, on the back of, or inside-of-and-hanging-out-of – their car. (Christmas is a big time for this. We’d like to do a photo essay some day on how many ways people can strap a kid’s bike to their cars to get it home.) If you don’t happen to have a four-wheel-drive pick-up, then keep an old blanket and some things that will tie other things to some other things that are in – or on – the back of your car. You’ll be able to protect your car from what you’re trying to tie onto it, and, hopefully, tie it on tight enough that you can actually get it home!