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All-Season Driving

Posted by imawheatwatcher on November 25, 2008

Preparing your vehicle for all season travel and knowing how to react if stranded or lost on the road are the keys to safe driving. Auto safety kits are the ideal safety tool for your travels all year round. Severe conditions can happen anywhere, in any season. Stay prepared with items that can keep you warm, provide light, and can signal for help. Here are some suggestions: (from The Earthquake Lady and Safety Kits Plus)

  • Flashlight w/ extra batteries
  • Flares or hazard reflectors
  • First aid kit with manual
  • Extra car keys
  • Ice scraper
  • Cell phone
  • Protable radio with extra batteries
  • Fire Extinguisher (A-B-C type)
  • Jumper cables
  • Jack, lug wrench, tire gauge
  • Basic tools kit
  • Small folding shovel
  • Sand or kitty litter for traction (in winter)
  • Duct tape and electrical tape
  • Gloves, rags and paper towels
  • Waterproof matches
  • Emergency candles
  • Emergency contact phone numbers
  • Whistle
  • Small mirror
  • Paper, pen & pencil
  • Cash (including small bills & coins)
  • Drinking water
  • Non-perishable energy foods
  • Can opener
  • Medications
  • Toiletries
  • Emergency blankets or sleeping bags
  • Fleece clothing (hat, gloves, scarf)
  • Hand warmer packets

ALWAYS maintain at least 1/2 tank of gas.
BUCKLE UP and DRIVE SAFELY!

This list seems long but most items would not occupy a lot of room and would give great peace of mind to your family or others you might share with. I have given out blankets and paper towels to accident victims, I’m always using my bottled water and have treated injuries from simple scrapes to bee stings with my first aid kit. That said, there are still a few items on this list I need to add to my van. Don’t get stuck in the cold . . .

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