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02/28/2019
If you're in your vehicle in the frigid winter days, you should know ways to remain safe. To keep and stock a winter emergency kit for your vehicle, read this post by Fantastic Synthetics in Helenville.

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How to Put Together a Winter Emergency Kit for Your Vehicle

Tips to Be Mindful Of About the Winter Emergency Kit

To have an effective, well-equipped winter emergency kit that will provide the tools you require to remain safe if an unforeseen circumstance presents itself, you need to take certain steps. To learn what these are, continue reading the post below:
  • Learn More About the Tools: You could have the best-equipped winter emergency kit in all of the land, but if you don't know how to employ the tools in it, then it won't be of much use to you. That's why you should take time to learn what each thing does and how to use it.
  • Use the Right Container: It's also imperative that you find the right container to keep your emergency items in. It's recommended that you have a sturdy container that can withstand fire and water, so your kit can remain in good condition.
  • Place It Somewhere Strategic: Aside from this, you should also think about where you'll put your winter emergency kit. Keep in mind that the spot should be easily accessible, so you can reach out for it in an emergency. Likewise, remember to always put it in the same spot after each use.
  • Maintain the Items Properly: Just like not knowing how to use your tools won't help you, having damaged tools won't help you, either. For that reason, you should inspect the items in your emergency kit with regularity and ensure they work properly.
  • Restock It as Needed: Last but definitely not least, you should restock the items in your emergency kit as needed. For example, before you finish all of the band-aids, put more in there, so you don't ever have to go without them in an emergency.

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What Tools and Items to Keep in the Winter Emergency Kit

After reading the section above, you now have a pretty good idea of how to treat your emergency kit, so that it can be as useful as possible if you're ever in a pickle. Next up, you need to know what items and tools to keep in it, so you can remain safe in different situations. Read the list below for ideas on this.
  • Helpful Tools: For starters, you should keep certain seemingly random items that can help you a great deal in an emergency situation. For instance, have a snow shovel, hand sanitizer, matches, scissors, safety pins, a flashlight, tape, tweezers, a whistle, and a fire extinguisher.
  • Enough Food and Water: With the climate how it is nowadays, it is not unthinkable that you could get snowed-in or get trapped in your vehicle. For such occasions, it's necessary that you have non-perishable food and bottled water in your vehicle.
  • Items That Provide Warmth: Staying warm during the chilly winter days is a must (for your comfort, and even for your well-being). That's why you should have clothing and items to keep you warm (hats, earmuffs, gloves, scarves, extra clothing, a balaclava, and a few thick blankets).
  • Communication Devices and Contact Information: Being able to communicate with others to ask for help is invaluable in the case of an emergency situation. For that reason, have communication devices (completely charged and with extra batteries), and contact information that will allow you to reach out to others.
  • Equipment for the Vehicle: Your vehicle can malfunction, whether rain, shine, snow, or any other climate-related circumstance. To ensure you can fix some of the issues, you should equip your vehicle effectively. Have a tire jack, a spare tire, charger cables, and other tools with you.
  • A Full First-Aid Kit: Finally, if there's anything that you must absolutely keep in your vehicle at all times, is a first aid kit. To keep it fully stocked it should have the following:
    1. Basics: gauze, cotton, alcohol, closure strips, medical tape, band-aids, among others.
    2. Medicine: antihistamines, antiseptics, aspirins, paracetamol, etc.
    3. Medical equipment: thermometers, sterile wooden sticks, syringes, disposable gloves, and more.

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