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01/24/2019
A mishap on the road and the cold weather aren't a good mix. To ensure you can stay safe in unpleasant situations, follow this post by Vaughan Distributing in TARGET to create a winter emergency kit.

How to Put Together a Winter Emergency Kit for Your Vehicle

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Taking Care of the Emergency Kit

First of all, you need to know that having an emergency kit that will be able to help you out of a pickle requires some maintenance. So, to maintain it well, so that you can use it effectively whenever the situation calls for it, do the following:
  • Learn About Its Components: Can you imagine having a fire in your vehicle and having a fire extinguisher but not knowing how to use it? To stay safe in any situation, you need to take some time to learn how to use each and every item in your winter emergency kit.
  • Protect It Properly: The items in the emergency kit need to be kept and protected properly, so that they can be in good shape if they're ever needed. For that reason, you need to keep them in a container that can resist harsh conditions, such as fire and water.
  • Keep It in Strategic Spots: When in an emergency, you don't want to waste time searching for or trying to reach the container where everything is in. That's why, it is necessary that you find a strategic spot that can be accessed easily. Just be sure to put the kit back in its rightful place after each use.
  • Maintain It: Now, imagine you're in an emergency, and the one tool that can help you deal with it effectively is broken or worn down! That can be incredibly frustrating, so be sure to check that the items in the kit are in good shape with regularity.
  • Restock It as Needed: Lastly, if you ever had to employ any of the items in your kit, you should remember to restock them, so you won't miss anything if a difficult situation were to present itself as you're on the road.

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What to Keep in the Winter Emergency Kit

Since you already have a better idea of how you should treat and care for your emergency kit, it is time to learn what exactly the winter emergency kit should include. For tips on the matter, continue reading the following pointers.
  • Tools: For one, you need to ensure that you have certain tools by your side that can be useful if something were to happen as you drive. As an example, you should have a fire extinguisher, a snow shovel, scissors, a flashlight, aloe vera, hand sanitizer, tape, matches, a whistle, safety pins, tweezers, among other similar items.
  • Enough Food and Water: You never know what could happen while you drive. You could get snowed-in when you're behind the wheel. To ensure you won't get dehydrated or starve, keep enough non-perishable food and water for you and your passengers in tour vehicle's winter emergency kit.
  • Protective Gear: And if you ever get snowed-in or have another mishap when you drive, it is imperative that you remain warm while you wait for help to get to you. To that end, keep protective gear in your vehicle: gloves, hats, thick blankets, extra clothing, and even balaclavas if you deem necessary.
  • Communication Devices and Contact Information: One thing to keep in mind, however, is that if you're in an emergency, you need ways to communicate with others and someone to communicate with. To guarantee you'll have both when you need to ask for help, have communication devices and contact information in your vehicle.
  • Equipment for the Vehicle: Whether it's snowy or not, you should have equipment in case something malfunctions with the vehicle: charger cables, a spare tire, a tire jack, and even chains for the tires should be in optimum condition in the vehicle.
  • A First-Aid Kit: Finally, you should realize that injuries may also take place when you're on the road. To provide the basic medical assistance, have the following in your first-aid kit:
    1.  Basic items: gauze, cotton, alcohol, closure strips, medical tape, band-aids, etc.
    2. Medicine: paracetamol, antihistamines, antibiotics, antiseptics, aspirins, and similar items.
    3. Medical equipment: sterile wooden sticks, thermometers, syringes, disposable gloves, among others.

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