It’s cold weather season. Prepare for any forecast by keeping an emergency kit in your vehicle. Having supplies on hand in case of an emergency is crucial to protecting yourself and your loved ones when unexpected bad weather hits. Here are some suggestions to get your pack started.

Items to go in a winter emergency kit.

A. Shovel

Essential for digging your vehicle or someone else’s out of the snow.

B. First Aid Kit

A basic first aid kit is the perfect go-to for minor injuries.

C. Flashlight

See into dark/tight spaces. Don’t forget the extra batteries!

D. Ice Scraper

Great for removing ice and frozen debris.

E. Nonperishable Food

Food that doesn’t spoil and is easy to access, like granola bars, is best.

F. Water

Stay hydrated, even in cold weather. It’s best to have multiple bottles.

G. Blanket

Useful for keeping you extra warm and can be used as a cushion or pillow.

H. Socks

Keep a pair of dry, warm socks in your to-go bag.

I. Boots

Warm, waterproof boots are best–plus steel toe would be even better.

J. Gloves

Warm gloves are a necessity when traveling in cold weather.

K. Hat

A knit hat that is a little longer will help keep your ears warm as well.

L. Pack/Bag

Perfect for storing all of your to-go supplies. 

There are plenty of ways to build your emergency kit in addition to what is suggested here. Where you live and the type of weather emergencies you’re likely to encounter should help determine how you fill your pack. Don’t forget to check the expiration dates on food and water, and even on certain items in first aid kits. A little preparation and maintenance goes a long way to help keep you safe.

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Plan, Prepare & Stay Protected--Winter Safety Tips
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Plan, Prepare & Stay Protected--Winter Safety Tips
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It's cold weather season. Prepare for any forecast by keeping an emergency kit in your vehicle. Here are some suggestions to get your pack started.
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