Winter Survival Kit For Your Vehicle
What To Put in Your Car, Truck, or Vehicle For Winter Travel
Winter travel can be extremely dangerous on the roads or highways. Slide offs, roll overs, and collisions are the common problems when snow and ice are on the roads. What often gets over looked is putting together a survival kit for long trips during the winter time. Here are some suggestions from the Red Cross and a few of my own of what to place in your car when going on a long trip on the roads and highways throughout the United States. Making a winter survival kit for your vehicle is easy to do and could save your life. Here are some things to take into account:
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- First aid kit and essential medications.
- Battery-powered NOAA Weather radio, flashlight, and extra batteries.
- Canned food and a non electric can opener.
- Bottled water (at least one gallon of water per person per day to last at least 3 days).
- Extra warm clothing, including boots, mittens, and a hat.
- Have your car winterized before winter storm season.
- Carry a small snow shovel.
- Small bag of sand, salt, or kitty litter
- Glow sticks work well
- Make sure you have plenty of gas in the tank