Emergency Winter Driving Survival Kit
It’s a good idea to keep a winter survival kit in your vehicle. Having essential supplies can provide comfort and safety for you and your passengers should you become stranded.
Candle Powered Heater
A metal can, candle and a heater can make an effective heater in the confined space of a vehicle. Much better than running your engine and eventually running out of gas. Also if your exhaust is blocked, that could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
First Aid Kit
Always a good idea to have a basic first aid kit that includes supplies like adhesive tape, bandages, plasters, small scissors, wipes, gauze pads, safety pins, antibiotic ointment and pain medicine.
Warm Blanket & Extra Clothing
If you break down it may be a while before help arrives. A blanket and extra clothing would help you keep warm. Always a good idea to also have extra hat and gloves
Battery booster cables.
You’ll want these in case you wind up with a dead battery or you need to help someone else with a dead battery.
Ice Scrapper / Snow Brush
A combination ice scraper/brush is a good idea to remove ice and snow.
Flashlight & Spare Batteries
A small LED flashlight with extra batteries. Good for when it get’s dark.
Digging out compacted snow from under the car or around the wheels is much easier with a proper shovel.
A small bag of safety absorbent such as sand or cat litter can help your car regain traction if you’re stuck on ice.
Tow Rope / Chain
Good for pulling you out of a ditch.
Emergency Food Supplies
Make sure you have a good supply of granola and protein bars and water to stop you getting dehydrated.
(See Candle Powered Heater above)
Cell Phone Charger
A charger is a good thing to keep in the car, in case you phone battery dies.