Winter time preparations

Dilemma

Sarah asked: What specific items should I have in my car for a winter trip?

Summer in Ushuaia, Argentina

Solution

Organize a plastic bin for the truck of your car. Include the following items:

  1. Bag of rock salt, sand or kitty litter
  2. Small folding shovel
  3. Ice scraper and snow brush.
  4. Blanket or sleeping bag
  5. Dense snacks, such as granola bars
  6. Flashlight and fresh batteries
  7. Emergency flares or reflectors
  8. Matches and a stout candle
  9. Warm hat, gloves and scarf
  10. Rain poncho
  11. Sunglasses
  12. Cell phone charger
  13. First-aid kit
  14. Duct tape

Summary

Snow, ice and freezing temperatures make winter driving risky. Being prepared is crucial for staying warm and safe. Get organized before you even hit the road. Make sure you have plenty of gas, safe tire pressure and good wiper blades. Remember to bring a bottle of water every time you leave the house.