1844 Iron Street Bellingham, WA.

Nov 23

Cold Weather Supplies for Your Vehicle


Cold Weather Supplies

For Your Vehicle!

During the winter, extreme weather and road conditions can lead to all kinds of trouble; ranging from reduced speed, accidents, getting stranded or lost.  The drop in temperature can make it even more dangerous!.  Here are a few items to keep handy in your car—even if you’re not planning to go far.

  • A shovel, tire chains, tow rope and sand or kitty litter: All of these items can help your car get unstuck.  You can keep the sand or kitty litter in an old large coffee tin with a lid so it won’t spill.
  • Jumper cables: You never know when you—or someone else—might need them!
  • Windshield scraper: A sturdy windshield scraper with a brush or built in mitten is best.  If you don’t have one, an old CD case will work!
  • Blankets, sleeping bags, gloves & extra clothing: Staying warm is crucial while waiting for help.  If you are stuck out in the elements, stick to the “Rule of Three”. You cannot survive 3 minutes without air, 3 hours without shelter, 3 days without water, 3 weeks without food.  Stay with your car!!!
  • Bottled water and snack food: This goes hand in hand with the above points.  Energy bars and trail mix are great.
  • First-aid kit: Keep one in your car all year long!
  • Battery powered radio or hand-crank radio: Listen to updates and information on emergency responses, just in case your car battery is dead.
  • Emergency flares, reflectors and battery-powered or hand-cranked flashlight: Good for at night to be seen as well as during the day with bad weather!

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Stay safe out there!

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