Ready for Old Man Winter
Tuesday is the first day of winter. So far we have been getting by pretty good, not much snow, cold days followed by a warm-up. But we know it won't last, We are bound to get a real storm or many this winter.
Walk into the stores and on a pallet by the door is ice melt. Always handy to have some for the driveway and sidewalks. But do you have a winter survival kit in your car?
You can find and purchase ready-made survival kits, or you can put your own together.
The first thing I make sure I have is blankets. I travel with blankets year-round. I also have a beach towel and toilet paper, a roll of paper towels, and sanitizer wipes. Plus, who doesn't have a wad of napkins from a fast-food restaurant? In late fall I add in a shovel, jumper cables, a handy dandy 4 wick heater/candle that one of my brothers gave me. I also have a bag of sweat pants and sweatshirt, extra mittens, and caps. I have a bag of sand, more so for weight, although I know my vehicle is heavy enough, if I have to cut it open to use for traction, I got a multi-tool in the vehicle too.
The next important thing is non-perishable food items. I have granola bars and bags of jerky. I tried to keep chocolate bars in the car, but as a chocoholic, they get eaten within a week. I know they are in there, I eat them, I promise to replenish my stash, but it just starts the cycle of buy, eat, buy some more. I also have some bottles of water too.
I did purchase the phone charger that hooks up to my vehicle, so I can keep my phone charged in case of an emergency too. I also carry a first aid kit too.
Hopefully, I will never have to use any of it in an emergency. Maybe I should buy some chocolate bars....just in case.