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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Auto Safety Kits

In today’s world, we all spend an enormous amount of time in our cars and may not even think about having a car safety kit in case of an emergency. Having a well planned safety kit in your car could save your life, especially in winter weather. You can purchase a ready-made kit or you can make your own but either way you should have one in all of your vehicles. Your kit should include at least:
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Flashlights with extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • A knife and some healthy non-perishable food (trail mix, peanut butter, crackers, etc…)
  • In a large plastic container with a cover, store paper towels and other sanitary items and an empty coffee can (or other waterproof container) to keep water-proof matches and a candle to melt snow for drinking water.
  • Sand or cat litter for tire traction and a shovel.
  • An auto emergency tool kit with basic tools, jumper cables, ice scrapers, etc…
  • A compass and road maps (what if your GPS or cell phones aren’t working?)
  • Extra clothing in case your clothing gets wet or you need to layer your clothes to stay warm

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