Before you get stuck in the snow during winter driving, make sure you have the right gear along.
In this list, survival expert Peter Kummerfeldt gives a list of what you need to stay alive in your car in the winter.
Emergency Equipment List:
Cellular phone with charger
Four quart bottles of water
Three dehydrated meals
Other carbohydrate-based foods
Tools: to include jack and spare tire
Folding or breakdown shovel
Blankets or sleeping bags
Hand heater packets
Waterproof, windproof matches
Basic first aid kit
Winter footwear (boot blankets)
Two empty cans (one for melting snow & one for sanitary purposes)
Sack of cat litter (use to improve traction)
Windshield scraper and brush
Spare personal medications
Flashlight and spare batteries
Portable radio with spare batteries
Emergency candles and/or small stove
Multi-purpose tool (Leatherman)
Book to read
25 – 50 feet of nylon cord
Chemical hand warmers
Kenya, East Africa and came to America in 1965 and joined the U.S. Air Force. He is a graduate of the Air Force Survival Instructor Training School and has served as an instructor at the Basic Survival School, Spokane, Washington; the Arctic Survival School, Fairbanks, Alaska, and the Jungle Survival School, Republic of the Philippines.
For twelve years, Peter was the Survival Training Director at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado. He retired from the Air Force in 1995 after 30 years of service.
He is the author of Surviving a Wilderness Emergency and has addressed over 20,000 people as the featured speaker at numerous seminars, conferences and national conventions.