Auto Emergency Kit

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car kit

Every vehicle should be equipped with an emergency survival kit in the winter.  It should contain:

  • Shovel
  • Sand, salt or kitty litter
  • Traction mats
  • Tow chain
  • Compass
  • Cloth rags or roll of paper towel
  • Work gloves
  • Warning light or road flares
  • Extra clothing and footwear
  • Emergency food pack
  • Axe or hatchet
  • Booster cables
  • Ice scraper and brush
  • Road maps
  • Matches and a "survival" candle in a deep coffee can (to warm hands, heat a drink or use as an emergency light)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Methyl Hydrate or Isopropyl Alcohol (for fuel line and windshield de-icing)
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • First-aid kit with seatbelt cutter
  • Blanket (look for special "survival" blankets)
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