During the winter months, there are many emergencies that may happen to you
and your family. It is important to always be prepared in advance of these
emergencies. Winter emergencies carry with them their own set of needs to be
prepared for. One of the places that it is important to be prepared for your
winter emergencies is in the car. You never know when you may become
stranded in your car during the winter. It is best to have a winter safety
kit in your car at all times.
Create a Winter Survival Kit
- Medium size plastic storage container.
- This is a good container to use because they stay sealed and are
easily stored in the trunk of your car.
- You never know when you may be stuck in the car without heat. You
will need to be able to keep warm until help can get to you. The
blankets can also be used to keep you warm if you need to leave your car
during the winter months to get help. There are many uses for warm
blankets in a winter safety kit.
- Extra change of clothing to keep dry.
- Extra gloves and hats for family members and yourself.
- A flashlight (or two) with spare batteries and an emergency flasher.
- This will help people to see you and your car during the winter
emergencies that may arise.
- A can and waterproof matches (used to melt snow for drinking water).
- A compass, maps, shovel and sand, tow rope, and jumper cables.
- A bright piece of cloth to tie on your antenna if you become
- Non-perishable foods such as candy bars, canned goods (and can
opener), or high calorie food like Power Bars.
- Place bottles of water wrapped up in the blankets in your winter
safety kit. They will still possibly freeze but you will at least have
some options as far as drinks when you are stuck.
- First Aid kit
- Ice scraper to keep windows clear
- Hand Warmers
- Can be used in gloves, boots, or on body to provide that extra bit
- Fire Extinguisher
- A large empty can and plastic cover with tissues and paper towels for