Contents Of Winter Survival Kits For Traveling
A supply of nonperishable food provides nourishment if you are stranded for a long period of time. Granola bars, dried fruit, nuts, candies and canned meat provide nutritional value and won't spoil over the winter in your vehicle. Remember to add a can opener to your survival kit if you do pack canned items.
Because water will freeze in your vehicle, an easier option is to pack an empty can and a package of waterproof matches, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This allows you to melt the snow into water.
Other tools to include in your winter driving kit may help you get your car out of the snow if you are stuck. A shovel allows you to dig the snow out from around your tires. Sand or kitty litter sprinkled by the tires gives you traction that may allow you to get the vehicle out. Tire chains are another way to get extra traction when stuck in the snow. A windshield scraper with a brush keeps the windows clear while you wait. Booster cables should stay in the car year round. If your battery dies while you are stranded, the booster cables allow another vehicle to jump start it.