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
- 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
- tea-light candles
- small tin (to burn the candles in)
- road flares (or a brightly colored cloth)
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