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Winter Emergency Car Kit

The cold of winter is one of the harshest elements the human body can survive. If you’re going to venture out into the cold weather during a long trip or a snow storm, it is best to travel prepared. That's why winter emergency car kits are so important. A winter emergency car kit is a collection of supplies and tools to help you stay safe in winter.  It typically includes items like winter clothing, blankets and sleeping bags, a winter car tool kit, flashlights, food and water rations, a first aid kit, and other winter survival gear.

DIY Winter Emergency Car Kit Ideas

We created a list of some of the essential items for your car's winter emergency kit. There is no easier place to keep a winter emergency car kit than in your trunk. We recommend the following car kit essentials:

  • A full tank of gas—don’t travel without it
  • Backpack (to hold all these items)
  • Duct tape
  • Natural Alternative® Ice Melt
  • 2 Beanies or warm winter hats
  • 2 Pairs of warm winter socks
  • 2 Pairs of warm winter gloves
  • Pair of snow boots
  • Water, lots of water
  • Non-perishable food
  • Coffee, hot chocolate, or tea
  • Large candle in a metal coffee can
  • Lighters or matches
  • Cell phone and car charger
  • Portable phone battery
  • Heavy-duty black trash bags
  • 2 Emergency blankets
  • First aid kit
  • Multi-tool with knife, pliers, and can opener
  • Small toolkit
  • Toilet paper
  • Whistle
  • Instant hand warmers
  • Folding shovel
  • Road reflectors or flares
  • Self-powered flashlight
  • Jumper cables
  • Tow straps
  • Strong rope
  • Ice scraper
  • Entertainment: cards and crayons
  • Hygiene products: toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, deodorant, and hand sanitizer
  • Medicine: antacids, fever reducers, headache help, etc.
  • Compass
  • AM/FM radio

Having a winter emergency car kit can help you stay safe in winter and make sure that you're prepared for anything. Assembling a winter emergency kit for your car is a great idea and can make a huge difference if you ever get stuck on the road in a storm. Print out this checklist and create your own car kit for winter today; you won’t regret it if the time comes where you need some of these items. Sign up for our e-newsletter, The Monthly Dirtfollow our social channels or give us a call for the latest seasonal tips and DIY know-how.

35 Item Car Kit For Winter Emergencies - Natural Alternative