Winter is coming, are you prepared?

It seems like every winter gets worse and worse. People get lost in snow storms, floods, severe storms you name it we seem to get it. Every person I know spends a lot of time in their cars. Wouldn’t it make since to make your car a personal safety zone?

Some things to keep in your car, a sleeping bag, a few blankets, extra coat, winter shoes, gloves, if you live where there is going to be a lot of snow, snow shoes. All of these items will fit into a small box that you can keep in the trunk, for just in case. A plastic tote works great for this.

You will also want to keep some food and water in your box, decide how many people will be in the car and plan accordingly. One food bar won’t be enough if you have five people.  If you take prescription drugs, keep a few extra in your box. I also keep a roll of toilet paper in my car, if I am going to be stranded I want to be comfortable.  Some other things you will want, a fire starter or lighter of some kind.  Another thing to have is a good first aid kit. Hopefully you will be rescued way before you need this stuff but you never know, it is better to be prepared and not need it.

I also keep a small fold up shovel in my car, I had to dig out once with a stick and I swore I would never do that again, it was hard to do. So now I keep a fold up shovel and a small axe in my box. There are a lot of items you could put in your box, these are just a few. You will need to decide what you may or may not need.  You never know when or where an emergency can happen. Be prepared as best as you can. You are in charge of your own safety, depend on no one but yourself.

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