|Winter Car Kit: What to Pack for Emergency Survival|
by John Torres, M.D.
A. Since we practically live in our cars these days, it's a good idea to be prepared for any type of winter emergency. Items to have in your kit to survive an accident, being stuck in a snowdrift or even just a mechanical failure until help arrives include the following.
TO RESCUE YOURSELF
FOR WINTER SURVIVAL
Although this seems like a big list, all these items could come in handy and maybe even be life-saving. As a minimum, though, make sure you have things to keep you warm (blankets or sleeping bags), water, food and a charged cell phone. You never know when help will get to you during a big storm, so be ready to take care of yourself and your family when the time comes.
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Last updated and/or approved: November 2010. Original article appeared in winter 2006 former print magazine. Bio current as of that issue. This general health-care information is not meant as individual advice. Please see our disclaimer.