Prepare for the worst this winter by adding an emergency and safety kit to your car

Winter Ready 2021

(WFXR) — Winter is already upon us, so in addition to getting your vehicle serviced for the season, you also need to make sure to have a safety kit.

Getting stranded in the snow is not fun, but if you happen to get stuck, Chief Meteorologist John Carroll has the information you need to get a safety kit together.

Here is a list of what will help, until you get help:

  • A decent container to keep all the items organized in one location
  • A cell phone charger
  • Candles for heat and light
  • Lighter and a flashlight
  • Jumper cables
  • A first-aid kit (band-aids, adhesive tape, antiseptic wipes, gauze pads, antiseptic cream, medical wrap, etc.) 
  • Bottled water
  • Granola or some type of non-perishable food
  • Gloves and a hat
  • Extra boots
  • A blanket
  • Extra Batteries
  • Kitty litter for traction under your tires
  • A small shovel

Remember, no-one ever plans to get stranded in the snow, but but you should always plan to stay safe, just in case.

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