In an earlier post this winter, I wrote about three survival gadgets that everyone should store in their vehicles during the coldest months of the year. Let’s now turn to the basics.
Here are five often-forgotten items that everyone should store in their car, truck or SUV during winter:
5. Light sources.
Basically, the nightmare scenario that we’re preparing for is the most commonly experienced during the winter.
The cold has a way of freezing the life out of our car batteries (jumper cables being a given addition to this list). The cold also tends to result in the loss of friction – that is, the force of physics that cars depend on to keep the wheels on the road. Hence is why I recommend adding a work lantern with an attached magnet. That way, you won’t be fumbling in the long winter’s night while trying to get your car back on the road again.
And in the event that there’s no possible way of driving out of that snow bank, I’d also recommend a tactical flashlight with SOS signaling capabilities.
4. First aid.
Simply put, one sheet of ice can put us in the ER on a normal day.