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Winter weather emergency kit

Accessory: Winter weather emergency kit.

Cost: $40 or more pre-assembled.

Even with veteran winter-driving skills, you can't control the weather. One of the most crucial steps for this season is piecing together a winter-weather emergency kit.

Pre-assembled kits are available, but you can buy individual accessories, depending on your needs. Calkins recommends these essentials:

 

  • Cloth or paper towels.
  • Booster cables.
  • Flares or reflective triangles.
  • First-aid kit.
  • Small shovel.

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  • Ice scraper and snow brush.
  • Cell phone.
  • Tire chains.
  • Pair of gloves.
  • Some type of traction aid such as sand or Kitty Litter.
  • Basic hand tools (screwdriver, hammer and a pair of pliers).

Calkins advises drivers who live in rural areas to carry additional items such as nonperishable food, bottled water, extra clothes and a blanket. In the event of a worst-case scenario, these items are essential.

The better you prepare for this winter, the warmer and safer you'll be.


 

 

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