Winter is just around the corner, so it’s a good idea to have a winter survival kit on hand, both at home and in your vehicle. Here is a basic list of the necessities that you will need to be properly prepared.
5 essentials for your car
- A warm blanket (or two), hats and gloves, socks and a pair of boots.
- A shovel, sand or kitty litter (the non-clumping kind) or ice melt to get you out of that icy spot
- Snacks, water and a working flashlight.
- Flares, light sticks or other reflective tape – type items to put around your car or on your coat to make you visible to others drivers
- Fully charged cell phone, turning it off in times of non-use
6 Must haves for your Home Survival Kit
Long power outages can result in the inability to heat your home so get to a safe place with power. If the power is only going to be out a short time, here are some things to have on hand.
- Blankets or sleeping bags
- Food or snacks, a gallon of water for each family member for each day you might be without power
- At least a 3-day supply of medicines in case you can’t leave the house to get more
- Charged Cell phone, turn off when not in use
- Consider installing a house generator, wood-burning fireplace or stove
Being stranded, whether at home or in your car, is never fun. Make sure you’re prepared will to “weather” any cold weather emergency!
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