With winter fast approaching, it's time to start thinking about how bad the roads can potentially become when the snow starts flying. That being said, crazy things can happen on the road, especially at night. If you are a great driver you can still get unlucky, anything can happen.
It's a good idea to be prepared for the worst possible scenario. These 10 items should be kept in every car, they could possibly save your life.
1. Bottled water & non-perishable food.
If you suddenly run out of gas, or end up in a ditch on a cold, snow-covered road, you have no idea how long you will actually be stuck there. It's important to keep bottled water and some nutrition like energy bars or beef jerky.
2. First-aid kit.
This is pretty self-explanatory. If you end up in an accident, injuries are a possibility. Your first-aid kit should include; bandages, peroxide, heat packs, Tylenol/Ibuprofen, and needle/thread etc.
3. Portable shovel.
When you're dealing with snow and ice, it's important to be able to handle the situation. If no one is hurt, and you are simply just stuck, having a shovel in the vehicle can make a world of difference towards getting out.
4. Roadside flares/glow sticks.
If you're broken down on the side of the road, without battery power, it's important to make sure that other drivers coming down the road are able to see you. Having flares or glow sticks in your emergency kit can save lives.
5. Extra blankets.
It can get damn cold at night during the winter. Heck, it can even get blisteringly cold during the day. If you're unable to get the heater working in your vehicle, you need to make sure you have a way to stay warm. Keeping a couple warm blankets in your car can be the difference between frostbite and death.