Assemble a Winter Emergency Car Kit

Winter weather. 

No one wants to be stranded in a car on a cold, miserable night, but sometimes, Mother Nature throws the kitchen sink at us. 

Taking the time to gather the following items can not only keep you comfortable but could also save your life!

  • Small, sturdy shovel
  • Windshield ice scraper
  • Snow brush
  • Battery powered radio
  • Water (smaller sized bottles are best)
  • Snack food 
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Extra hats, socks, and mittens
  • Boots
  • First aid kit 
  • Pocket knife or multi-tool
  • Blankets
  • Tow chain
  • Road salt, sand, or cat litter for traction 
  • Booster cables
  • Emergency flares or reflectors
  • Fluorescent flag
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone charger
  • Windshield wiper fluid suitable for below-zero temperatures
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