Do You Have A Winter Emergency Vehicle Kit?
Yep, it’s that time of year again! I usually use the changing of the clocks as a reason to start winter prepping. That’s when I check my generator, rotate my water supply and just generally check on my winter prepping.
If you own a vehicle, NOW would be the time to check your winter emergency vehicle kit. Be sure your batteries and food supplies are fresh. If you don’t have a kit already, the folks at Ready Nutrition have put together a list of 15 emergency items for your winter emergency vehicle kit.
- Collapsible 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
- Booster cables
- Emergency flares
- Fluorescent distress flag
- Snow chains
Be sure to study your own circumstances and surroundings and adjust the list accordingly. Many preppers carry a vehicle Every Day Carry (EDC) bag in addition to a winter emergency vehicle kit. I would highly recommend one.
Depending on where you live and commute to, I’d have a survival knife, a camp cooking kit and a fire starter. That way if you’re stuck for a longer period, you can build a shelter and start living off the land if needed. Unless you really know what you’re doing, most emergency services recommend you stay with or close to your vehicle.
Why not get your vehicle winterised now and avoid a breakdown in the first place!
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