Monday, January 26, 2015

Cold Weather Car Emergency Kit

Well, Winter has settled in here in Morgantown, WV.  I can't stand Winter.  I would be perfectly fine with one snow for Christmas and then straight into Spring.  Nope.  Usually we don't get a white Christmas, the snow starts in January and doesn't stop until March.  Ugh.

Right now this is what our front yard looks like.

Yeah, I had to sneak a few pictures of the fam in there. :)  Snow does make for some cute pictures.

The snow is a lot of fun when you get to stay home and go out and play, when it's not so much fun is when you have to drive to work in it.

This year, I'm even more concerned than usual because of the bun in my oven, it's not just me braving those roads. We live in WV and there are still spots with patchy cell service.  I started thinking about what would happen if I slid off the road in a snow storm and didn't have cell service.  What if I had to spend the night in my car? I decided it was high time to throw together an emergency kit to keep in my car.

Here's a list of what I included:

  • Blanket
  • Socks
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Hand warmers
  • Flashlight
  • Flasher/ glow stick/ whistle (all in one- shown below with the pink handle)
  • Peanut butter & spoons
  • Beef jerky
  • Bottled water

 I put it all in a plastic container and keep it in the trunk of my car.

 I also keep snow boots and a car charger for my cell phone in my car.  I don't wanna be caught walking a mile in the snow with high-heeled boots on.... not fun!

Hopefully I'll never have to use anything in this kit, but it is nice to know that it's there in case I do need it.  Any snow where you guys are yet?


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