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02/28/2019
The winter weather can be cruel. To ensure you stay safe in your vehicle when the chilly winds howl, keep a winter emergency kit. Follow the tips from Marland Enterprises in Cazenovia to put it together.

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How to Put Together a Winter Emergency Kit for Your Vehicle

Learn to Take Care of the Emergency Kit

The first tip is an obvious but important one: you should learn to take proper care of the winter emergency kit. This way, it will be ready to be used when a situation calls for it. For tips on how to employ yours in the optimum way, read the following:
  • Learn More About It: If you want to stay safe with help from the items in your emergency kit, you first need to know how to use them. After all, even if you have a fire extinguisher in your vehicle, it won't help you put out a fire if you don't know how to discharge it. Learn more about your emergency kit, so you have the knowledge to deal with an eventuality.
  • Protect It: If you want to guarantee that the components that make up your emergency kit remain safe (and you should), you need to protect them with a sturdy container that's water and fireproof.
  • Consider Its Placement: In an emergency, you need the tools that will help you overcome it stat. For that reason, you need to think about where you'll be placing the winter emergency kit. It should be in a spot that's accessible. Of course, you should remember to always put it in that place after you use it.
  • Keep the Tools in Top Shape: A broken radio, a torn down blanket, or a dead flashlight won't do you any good in an emergency. For that reason, it is necessary that you inspect the tools in your kit, and that you ensure they're in good shape.
  • Restock It Properly: As a last tip it is of the utmost importance that you restock your winter emergency kit after you've used up any of the items in it. This way, you won't have to go without them in you ever need them again.

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What to Include in the Winter Emergency Kit

Ok. Now you know how you should take care of your winter emergency kit. The next step is learning what exactly you should keep in it. These are the tools and items that will help you remain safe in an unforeseen circumstance:
  • Miscellaneous Safety Tools: Some tools can be incredibly helpful to deal with an unforeseen circumstance effectively, which is why it's necessary that you keep them in your vehicle's emergency kit. A few of those safety tools are: matches, safety pins, a whistle, tweezers, scissors, a snow shovel, aloe vera, a flashlight, hand sanitizer, tape, and of course, a fire extinguisher.
  • Enough Food and Water: On a particularly snowy day, you could get snowed-in, or there can be another mishap in which you would have limited access to food and water. To remain safe even then, have enough water and non-perishable food in your vehicle.
  • Warmth: If you've been experiencing particularly chilly days, it's a good idea to include a few items that could keep you warm in your emergency kit. Thick blankets, gloves, hats, earmuffs, a balaclava, and even a change of clothing could be necessary.
  • Communication Devices and Contact Information: If you do have an emergency, you may need someone to help you out. to ensure you can reach them, have charged communication devices and contact information in the vehicle.
  • Equipment for the Vehicle: Even if it's cold, your vehicle can malfunction (a tire may flatten, the battery may die, etc.) To keep your vehicle going, ensure you have a tire jack, a spare tire, charger cables, and even chains for the tires if it's really snowy on the road.
  • A First-Aid Kit: Lastly, you need to have a first-aid kit on hand, since you or one of your passengers can get injured while you're driving around. It should be equipped with:
    1.  A few basics: band-aids, gauze, medical tape, cotton, closure strips, alcohol, etc.
    2. Medicine: antihistamines, antibiotics, antiseptics, aspirins, paracetamol, and prescription medicine if needed.
    3. Medical tools: disposable gloves, sterile wooden sticks, thermometers, syringes, among others.

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