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How to Prepare In Case You're Stranded In Winter
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Written by Tamara Fowler   

car in snow The unpredictable winter weather can be more dangerous than driving during the summer due to unexpected snow storms that reduce visibility and ice, which makes the road slippery. It's important to be prepared in case of a car crash or being blocked due to inclement weather. Learn how to assemble an emergency road kit for the winter so you're always ready in case of emergency winter driving.

Pack your emergency kit in the winter road in a bag that fits in your car trunk or back seat. Keep all supplies together to act quickly in emergency situations and avoid the things needed to get misplaced or lost under the seats.

A first aid kit is an essential part of a roadside emergency kit. You can buy a first ready-mades, including many important products, or assemble your own. Your emergency kit winter road should include bandages, gauze, tape, antiseptic solution, ibuprofen, closing the butterfly, alcohol, ointment for burns, tweezers, scissors and gloves made of vinyl or latex.

Kit includes a portable drive for any road repair. Your tool kit should be a screwdriver bit, wrench, hammer, car jack, tape, and jumper cables. In addition, a small folding knife, which can be used to cut duct tape to make repairs or clothing cut away from the treatment of injuries, if necessary.

Regulate body temperature is essential. Keep items in your kit along the winter road that can help you stay warm and dry if you are stuck in winter weather. Pack pairs of gloves and a hat with socks, so you can change if you wet while changing a tire. At least two stocks in your carpet or in your kit bag.

Includes chemical hand warmers and a Mylar cover that resembles a small piece of aluminum foil, but works with your body heat to keep your temperature constant. Your kit should include several flashlights to help you see at night, and also to help you be seen and hailing passing cars or the police. Bring along extra batteries for flashlights and keep them in their original packaging so they retain their integrity. Pack and flares reflection hazard triangles to place around your car and keep it visible to other motorists during a snowstorm.

These help the police or tow truck drivers better see you in a storm. Keep plenty of bottled water and nonperishable, nutritious foods like energy bars or protein in your kit to stay hydrated if you have to wait long for help, or better weather. Check expiration dates regularly and replace these items as needed. Keep a folding shovel and ice scraper in your kit if you need to dig the car from a ditch or snowbank. Antifreeze and also pack small candle or a lighter, and they allow you to melt snow for drinking water.

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Ms Rebecca said:

Ms Rebecca
Wow, what a great how to article- I'm sure we'll have at least 2 more snow storms before spring!
February 20, 2011
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paul said:

Thanks for the winter tips!
February 24, 2011
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Carl Benjamin said:

Carl Benjamin
Very important survival tips.
February 24, 2011
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anointedtoday said:

These are great tips. Some of there I had not thought of. I really like the chemical packs to keep hands warm. They also have them for the feet too.
February 17, 2014
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