Mid-west and the east coast of the United States is preparing for an arctic blast that is being said to have the coldest temperatures in 20 years. Ensuring that your vehicle is properly maintained, fluids topped off and oil changed regularly is a great start.
But happens if you get stuck in this winter weather in your vehicle. Are you prepared to survive a few days in there? You need to have an emergency kit in your vehicle.
Tess Pennington from Ready Nutrition says these 15 things must be in your vehicle emergency kit:
Changing the items in your kit to reflect the seasonal changes will help you better prepare for unpredictable weather. Those that live in northern climates will find themselves dealing with winter-related issues with their vehicles more so than in southern climates, but we should all prepare for emergencies in our vehicles.
Some of these supplies may save your life.
- A shovel
- Windshield scraper and small broom
- Battery powered radio with extra batteries
- Food and Water for 3 days
- Extra winter layers – hats, socks and mittens
- First aid kit with pocket knife
- Any necessary medications
- blanket(s) and/or bivvy bags
- Tow chain or paracord
- Road salt and sand
- Booster cables
- Emergency flares
- Fluorescent distress flag
- Snow chains
We depend on our vehicles to safely get us to our destinations, but we must take care of the engine and other components of the care in order for it to work when we need it to. That said, before the winter sets in, use these tips to check your vehicle to ensure it is primed to withstand the bouts of cold weather. This will ensure that when winter comes around your car will be ready.
So whether you are bugging in during this winter weather or happen to be on the road, make sure you have plenty of preps to get you through.