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Don’t be left out in the cold – create a Winter Emergency Kit for your vehicle

Winter. Bitter cold, blowing wind, lots of snow. People from Wisconsin know what it is like to face winter head on. In fact, many parts of the country are already feeling the wintry blast and seeing snowflakes. Now is the time to create a winter emergency kit for your vehicle that will help you through some chilly situations. It doesn’t involve a lot of money, but you do need to plan ahead.


Create a Container

Anything that goes in your emergency kit needs to have a home in your trunk or back of your van. You may want to buy a rubbermaid tote with a top or you can use an extra zip up duffel bag from your closet. Whatever you choose, make sure it is self contained and can be closed so you don’t lose all your emergency gear.

Plan your Supplies

There are some basic things you need to include in your winter emergency kit. Here are a few of the main essentials:

  • Flashlight/Batteries
  • Blanket(s)
  • Water Bottles
  • Snack Bars/Trail Mix
  • Flares or Glow Sticks – not only will these help someone find you if you are stranded, but they can also keep the kids occupied and entertained
  • Whistle

Read more about what supplies to include and learn a few extra tips over at Kayser Chrysler Center of Sauk City. 



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2 Responses to Don’t be left out in the cold – create a Winter Emergency Kit for your vehicle

  1. Elizabeth Towns November 18, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

    I travel an hour up and back to pick my daughter up and deliver her to school. Usually I have prepared the car for winter, and this year I am behind – so glad I ran across your post. You have some things in the winter kit I hadn’t thought about before. This is also a practical gift for a couple of my girlfriends.
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    • Jesica H November 19, 2014 at 10:39 am #

      That is a long commute for school! I do these as practical gifts too, thanks for the reminder!

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