Winter Survival Kit: 21 Items to Keep in Your Car

Don’t ever get caught unprepared. It can save you and your passengers’ lives


You are a spontaneous person and decide to go on a road trip. But your adventure is facing a potentially fatal problem – you get a flat tire after spinning on ice. You don’t have a spare because most new cars don’t come with one; you want to call for help but the cold has killed your battery. What do you do now?

You have to wait for another car to drive by and help you out. No one knows how long this will take – after all, you are probably in the middle of a state road in a national park. In the meantime you are getting thirsty and hungry, but you don’t have supplies in the car because you were planning on getting some snacks at the next exit, which is 10 miles away.[slideshow:96841]

The temperature inside the car is high enough because the car is on but you’re going to run out of fuel soon. Even if you had the extra clothes to keep warm and walk to a gas station, you don’t have a container to transport it back to the car. Basically, you are the most underprepared person for a winter road trip.

Going away in the winter is an exciting quest which can quickly become dangerous if you’re not prepared. A car emergency kit can be the difference between getting home safely and being stranded for days hoping other adventurers will pass by and help.

Winter may bring with it beautiful scenery and fun activities but they are often preceded by snow, storms, blizzards, icy roads – all precarious road conditions – which can keep rescue teams away for hours or days.

You can store many necessary survival items in the glove compartment in case the trunk is full of other stuff. Choose small packages to save even more room.

Don’t ever get caught unprepared. It can save you and your passengers’ lives.

Click here for 21 Items to Keep in Your Car in the Winter

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