Winter Car kits

Winter Car kits

What would you do if you became stranded in your car with nowhere to go in the middle of a cold winters night?

I guess most of us wouldn’t be prepared for such an eventuality and our survival would be left to fate alone.

Perhaps it’s therefore worth taking a few moments to consider a list of what we should have in our cars regardless of whether it’s winter or not.

  • A blanket
  • Waterproof clothing
  • A torch
  • Gloves
  • First aid kit
  • Nylon rope for towing purposes
  • Small shovel
  • A whistle
  • Food
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Water
  • A tool kit
  • Something to read
  • A mobile phone

The list could go on and I’m sure I will have missed something. Anyone got any other suggestions?

It’s worth looking at our car safety packs as some of the items mentioned above are available at a discounted price.

Barrie

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Comments (2)

  • Tony Reply

    I used to keep a torch in my car for emergencies but in my case, and luckily I guess, I didn’t have an emergency for years.
    Then I came of the road in slippy conditions and ended up partly down an embankment. Although I was not injured i toook out the torch to inspect the underbelly of the car for damage.
    Problem was the battery had corroded over the years it had spent in my glove compartment rendering it useless.
    The alternative is to carry a few emergency light sticks which come in three versions and can last up to 12 hours. They dont corrode and give instant light with a quick bend, snap and shake. The brightest will last for 30 mins – enough time to change a burst tyre and the 12 hour version gives a softer green light if you are marooned for longer. There is also an intermediate 8 hour white light stick. I carry the 30minute version.
    They have a very practical use in fire protection as they can be deployed safely to aid the escape from building and provide light when power failures result.
    I know of campers and hill walkers who carry them as a safety light and to illuminate a tent without heat or sparks.
    They are also great for kids on dark nights and make an unusual but practical stocking filler.
    You can find them on the Fire and Safety Website at https://www.fireandsafetycentre.co.uk/Products/Other_Safety_Products/ .

    December 8, 2008 at 5:28 pm
  • Neil Reply

    I would also add a de-icer to the kit at this time of year and or a windscreen scraper.

    December 10, 2008 at 2:42 pm

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