HOW TO MAKE A WINTER EMERGENCY KIT FOR YOUR CAR

by Mechanics Direct December 14, 2016

Winter Travel Can Be Very Hazardous.

Why not increase your odds of getting there safely?

Ready.Gov published the following list on how to:

“Make An Emergency Kit For Your Car”

“In case you are stranded, keep a kit of emergency supplies in your car including

  • Jumper cables: might want to include flares or reflective triangle

  • Flashlights: with extra batteries

  • First Aid Kit: remember any necessary medications, baby formula and diapers if you have a small child

  • Food: non-perishable food such as canned food, and protein rich foods like nuts and energy bars

  • Manual can opener

  • Water: at least 1 gallon of water per person a day for at least 3 days

  • Basic toolkit: pliers, wrench, screwdriver

  • Pet supplies: food and water

  • Radio: battery or hand cranked

  • Cat litter or sand: for better tire traction

  • Shovel

  • Ice scraper

  • Clothes: warm clothes, gloves, hat, sturdy boots, jacket and an extra change of clothes for the cold

  • Blankets or sleeping bags

  • Charged Cell Phone: and car charger”

https://www.ready.gov/car

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