What to Include in Your Winter Survival Kit

Many of us are rejoicing the mild temperatures of November so far. But, this warm weather is the best time to prepare for winter before freezing temperatures make prepping miserable. Not only should you take care of your truck by winterizing the diesel tank, replacing windshield wipers, and getting fresh snow tires, but you should also bring along a few essential items in case of an emergency.

What items are essential? Fill a plastic bin with these:

  • a windshield scraper
  • a small shovel
  • water
  • non-perishable snacks (energy bars are a good option!)
  • matches and candles, or a flashlight and batteries
  • a first-aid kit
  • a pocket knife
  • blankets
  • rope
  • road salt or cat litter
  • booster cables
  • a cell phone car charger

Stow these emergency items in your trucks cabin. By having them handy, you’ll be able to drive easy in rough conditions knowing that you’ll be safe if anything should happen. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry!