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Winter Survival Kit for Your Car
Food

“Food is critical this time of year because you have to feed that furnace,” says Nester. The calories you consume will be converted into much-needed body heat and can help stave off hypothermia. He recommends carrying 3,600-calorie S.O.S. Emergency Food Rations ($10; Am​azon), which won’t freeze: “Even if it’s the middle of winter, you’re not going to break a tooth,” he says. “If you’re looking to have something in your vehicle and leave it there for a year or two, these don’t require cooking and can handle extremes of heat or cold, whether you’re in Phoenix or Minnesota. [They’re] basically like a shortbread cookie.” Nester himself also carries packets of freeze-dried camping food and instant soup in his vehicle.