Winter is by far the toughest season of the year for driving. Be prepared this year, with these winter car necessities you should keep in your trunk in case of an emergency.
- Blankets. If you get stuck in your car, keeping yourself warm will be your primary concern. Blankets are the easiest way to do this. Have enough so that everyone in your family can be covered (you can share blankets).
- Spare cell phone. That old cell phone you have laying in your junk drawer can be put to good use. Charge it up and wrap it the blankets. That way it won’t get damaged in a crash and you can use it to call 911, if needed.
- Empty cup or bottle. In the summertime, having a few bottles of water in the car is recommended. This isn’t true in the winter, since they can freeze and explode. Instead, keep an empty cup or bottle in the car. You can fill this with snow and when the snow has melted, drink up.
- First-aid kit. You want to be able to help if someone is hurt in an accident. Get a first-aid kit and learn how to use everything in it.
- Nutrient-dense food. Your body can’t keep itself warm if it doesn’t have any energy. Keep a supply of food, like nuts, dried fruits, granola bars, etc., in the car to keep you going while you wait for help to arrive.
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