Winter Emergency Kit

In the upper Midwest where I live, snow is pretty common. I love the stuff. I can’t imagine my life without it. Snow is the best…

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…but it can also be the worst. Like, when you’re driving. You may be the best driver in the world, but those road! I’m telling you!

 

Generally, it’s a good idea to carry a first aid kit in your car, regardless of where you live. I believe in taking that a step further, especially for those chilly winter months: an (almost) all-inclusive emergency kit.

 

Today, I give to you, my emergency kit.

 

  1. First Aid Kit – really, you should already have one of these. No judgment! Just get one now.
  2. Blanket – just a little something for you to keep warm with when you’re balls deep in a snow drift.
  3. Kitty Litter – “But I don’t have a cat,” you say. Well, it’s not for your cat. It’s for your car. Stuck? Just pour a little bit of these magic rocks to help your wheels gain traction.
  4. Shovel – Um. To dig yourself out, duh.
  5. Flashlight – It gets dark fast in the winter and I, for one, like to see!
  6. Flag/chemlite – something that you can leave on top of your car to signal to other drivers or emergency vehicles that, “Hey! I’m here! I need help!”
  7. Matches – Burn, baby, burn!
  8. Food! – Starvation sucks.
  9. Water – Dehydration also sucks.

 

I made a few alterations to my kit; I encourage you to do the same.

 

  1. Little heat packs – why not? Cold hands and feet are the worst. So is frostbite.
  2. Chapstick – because my lips hurt really bad
  3. My food cam in the form of an MRE. Bonus of being in the army, I have a nonperishable packet of food, perfect for an emergency kit such as this.
  4. Kleenexes – Something to wipe the “what the hell has happened to my life” tears.

 

If you have any suggestions, I welcome them! Stay warm and safe out there, my friends.

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One thought on “Winter Emergency Kit

  1. Food: Starvation sucks? Whhaaattt?!?!??! HAHAH! My current survival kit is a blanket, toilet paper: popping your pants with no wipe sucks, and water 🙂 I think I need your expertise!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You could sow me a survival blanket! With built in heaters. Just throwing some suggestions out there! LOve you long time

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