Be prepared for any roadside emergency with an emergency kit!
Driving in any kind of extreme weather can be dangerous, especially during the winter. Make sure you’re prepared in the event that you get caught up on the road with an emergency kit. If you don’t already have one, make sure that your emergency kit has all the essentials with this checklist.
You never know when you’re going to need them. Keep them in your trunk so that you don’t get stuck with a dead battery.
Make sure you have plenty of blankets in your car. In the event that you get stranded, you want to make sure you can keep warm, especially during the winter. If your battery dies you may not be able to turn on the heat.
A flashlight is an emergency kit essential. Make sure to have one handy with extra batteries.
Flares and Reflective Triangles.
At night time, it can be hard to see you when you’re on the roadside. Make sure to have reflective materials in your car. Put out reflective triangles or flares to alert other drivers of your presence. Make sure to keep a reflective vest on hand, too, and wear it if you’re working on your car at night. It will help make you more visible to other drivers.
First Aid Kit.
A first aid kit is essential to any emergency kit. Make sure all the supplies are up to date and no medications are expired.
Bottled Water and Non-perishable Food.
Keep foods like energy bars, dried fruit, and nuts handy. You never know how long you’re going to be stranded. Make sure that you have enough food and water to last you a few days. Also, be sure to have plenty of water on hand. The CDC recommends that you keep one gallon of water per person per day for a minimum of three days on hand in the event of an emergency.