Everyone should carry a Winter Survival Kit in their car.

In an emergency, it could save your life and the lives of your passengers.

Here is what you need:

  • shovel
  • Windshield scraper and small broom
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Battery powered radio
  • Water
  • Snack food including energy bars
  • Extra hats, socks and mittens
  • First aid kit with pocket knife
  • Blankets or sleeping bag
  • tow chain, rope, or strap
  • Road salt, sand, or cat litter for traction
  • Jumper Cables
  • Emergency flares and reflectors
  • Fluorescent distress flag and whistle to attract attention
  • Cell phone adapter to plug into lighter

Kit tips:

  • Reverse batteries in flashlight to avoid accidental switching and burnout.
  • Store items in car, in case the trunk is jammed or frozen shut.
  • Choose small packages of non-perishable food.
Posted by LakeCountry on November 2, 2017