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Winter Survival Kits are Necessary in Minnesota

blankets in car winter survival kitsDo you have a winter survival kit in your car yet? Maybe a survival kit would make a great holiday gift idea for the college student in your life? Practical, yet life saving is the name of the game when in comes to winter survival kits. Here are some things to include:

  • Winter coat, hat, winter boots, and gloves, snowmobile suit
  • One or more blankets
  • First-aid kit
  • Non-perishable food such as granola bars, or crackers; even just some hard candy can help
  • “Strike anywhere” matches in a water-tight container
  • Candles and an empty coffee can to melt snow; a cup is a good idea as well
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Small tool kit or at least an all purpose tool
  • Shovel
  • Jumper cables
  • Tow Rope
  • Reflector Triangles
  • List of Helpful Numbers: Insurance Company, AAA, Towing, Tire Zoo
  • Road flares
  • Kitty litter or sand