Stranded in Your Car This Winter? Here’s How to Survive

On the USCCA blog, Frank Jastrzembski writes: The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration reported that more than 70% of the nation’s roads are located in snowy regions, which receive more than 5 inches of snowfall on average annually. Nearly 70% of the US population lives in this area.

Having a winter survival kit in your vehicle is an essential part of winter travel. Your kit should include the following items:

  • an extra coat or jacket
  • ice scraper/snowbrush
  • small snow shovel
  • spray-on ice remover
  • flashlight
  • extra blankets (preferably wool)
  • extra socks
  • several pairs of gloves
  • high-energy, non-perishable snacks (such as protein bars)
  • bottled water
  • first-aid kit
  • hand warmers
  • matches
  • tea-light candles
  • small tin (to burn the candles in)
  • road flares (or a brightly colored cloth)

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