Your Trunk’s Essentials: An Emergency Kit

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October 21st, 2011

It’s smart to keep an emergency kit in your trunk, especially during winter months. Here are some items we’d suggest putting in your emergency kit:

  • a blanket
  • extra boots and gloves
  • an extra set of warm clothes
  • extra water and food, including hard candies (sucking on a hard candy will prevent your mouth from getting too dry)
  • an ice scraper
  • a small shovel
  • a flashlight
  • windshield washer fluid
  • windshield wipers
  • flares
  • jumper cables
  • a tool kit
  • tire chains
  • a tire gauge
  • a spare tire with air in it
  • tire-changing equipment
  • a first-aid kit
  • paper towels
  • a bag of abrasive material such as sand, salt or non-clumping kitty litter, which can provide additional traction if a tire gets stuck in snow
  • also, keep the gas tank as full as you can to prevent the gas lines from freezing

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