5 Must-Have Winter Items for Your Car Emergency Kit
We are all pretty familiar with the basics for survival. They are find shelter, stay warm, find water and food, and have a way to indicate where you are. Many of these apply to winter breakdowns as well. Let’s take a closer look at the 5 must-have winter items for your car emergency kit.
When you are in a challenging situation, you don’t want to have to look for stuff. So, it is important to keep it all in one place. It’s also important to only used in case of emergency. You want a complete kit when the time comes that you need it. We recommend a back pack to keep your kit in. It is also useful if you need to leave your vehicle, it’s easy to carry.
If your car has broken down, you want to make sure it is easily seen. It may be that your hazared lights don’t work. So keep a small LED light in your emergency kit. If you need to leave your vehicle, you also should be visible, we highly recommend packing a reflective vest.
Even though it is winter, you may not dress for it each time you drive. Maybe you are headed out to a special dinner and have on dressy shoes, these won’t do if you have to walk for help. Be sure to have comfortable warm shoes, a coat, hat and gloves. It’s also good to keep a blanket in your car.
Food and Water
This category if straighforward. The key is to pack non-perishable food like sports energy bars. The most important thing to remember is to not eat it! Only eat the food and drink the water in case of emergency. Don’t snack on it on the way to work.
You may think pen and paper are old school, but you don’t know how long your cellphone battery will last. Also, if you choose to leave the vehicle, it’s important to leave a note that indicates which direction you went and who was with you.
We wish the absence of bad luck, and know that being prepared can make a big difference. We hope you will stop by Gil’s soon. We’d love to see you!