How To Make A Winter Survival Kit

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the Tri-State area. Their main tips include staying indoors and having a “Winter Survival Kit” handy. In an emergency, this survival kit could save your life but what exactly do you need? We’ve pulled together a list, some are obvious, others are not. Make sure you get these items before the storm hits.

Winter Survival Kit:

  • A shovel
  • Windshield scraper and small broom
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Battery powered radio
  • Water
  • Snack food including energy bars
  • Raisins and mini candy bars
  • Matches and small candles
  • Extra hats, socks and mittens
  • First aid kit with pocket knife
  • Necessary medications
  • Blankets or sleeping bag
  • Tow chain or rope
  • Road salt, sand, or cat litter for traction
  • Booster cables
  • Emergency flares and reflectors
  • Fluorescent distress flag and whistle to attract attention
  • Cell phone adapter to plug into lighter

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