With winter and Christmas traveling nearing, it’s time to consider making a winter survival kit for your travels.
Think about this
What would you do if you found yourself stranded in your car away from the public? Do you know what to do if your tires became stuck in snow or you were hours away from getting help or worse days?
Would you be prepared by having basic survival supplies?
Many of you probably wouldn’t be so please continue reading.
Below is a list of items for you to keep in a container in the trunk of your car.
What should you pack
- first aide kit
- cell phone charge
- shovel (large & small)
- windshield scraper
- two ropes
- jumper cables
- gas can
- can of fix-a-flat
- cat litter or sand – for traction in case you get stuck
- emergency flares
- sturdy and/or water-repellent shoes
- hand warmers
- warm gloves
- wool blanket (or sleeping bag)
- fleece toboggan
- flashlight (or headlamp)
- battery powered radio
- water – I’ve heard two days worth of water. I tend to want enough supplies for one or two weeks (you just never know)
- snack food – granola, nuts, trail mix, power bars, (you want things that keep for a while)
- lighter (and matches)
- tank full of gas (top it off)
- extra pair of fleece socks
- extra warm clothes
- mace (for protection)
- knife (for protection)
- spare tire & jack
- number of your roadside assistance
You also want to be sure you have good tread on your tires and no cracks in your windshield.
If you’re headed out of town this Christmas and want Auto Glass Maxx to take a look at your vehicle’s windows stop by.