30 Items for Your Roadside Winter Emergency Kit

30 Items for Your Roadside Winter Emergency Kit

The weatherman says we will be going from delightful, unseasonably warm weather to Frozen Manfrightful more seasonable temperatures. With those cold temps comes cold to freezing rain, snow, sleet, ice and who knows what other mixtures mother nature will challenge us with.

The time to put the emergency kit back in the car or truck is BEFORE you end up shivering  on the road side wishing you had.

Are you ready?  Here are 30 items you may want to include in your roadside winter emergency kit.

Car Emergency kits should include:

  1. Blankets or sleeping bag
  2. Water
  3. Flashlights
  4. Extra batteries
  5. A first aid kit
  6. Non-perishable food items
  7. Hats
  8. Extra socks
  9. Gloves
  10. Jumper cables
  11. Tool box with the basics: screwdrivers (phillips & flat head), bungee cord, duct tape, cable ties & utility knife
  12. Flares/Warning light/triangles
  13. “Hot Hands”
  14. Shovel
  15. Knife
  16. Lighter/matches/flint
  17. Scissors
  18. Cell phone
  19. Cell phone charger
  20. Tow rope
  21. TP
  22. Baby wipes
  23. A dog crate
  24. Cat litter or sand
  25. Windshield scraper
  26. Baby formula, diapers
  27. Medications, specific to your families needs.
  28. Pad & pencil or pen
  29. Water-resistant small tarp
  30. Entertainment cards, card games, puzzle books or books - especially if you have children, it will help keep their minds occupied



Keep in mind how many people are typically in your car and multiply food, water and cloths to ensure everyone's safety.

Remember, even if you call for help, in an emergency weather situation, it could be awhile before help can get to you.

If this sounds like a lot see what these sources say:Consumer Reports, DMV.org, Red Cross, disasterpreparer.com

30 Items for Your Roadside Winter Emergency Kit

 

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