If you live in an area that gets snow, snow storms or blizzards you know that you need to prepare for the weather. There are a few tips that I have learned over the years and I would like to share them with you.
* get your tires checked, make sure the tires are safe for driving in the snow. There is nothing worse then slipping on bad tires.
* make sure you pack plenty of blankets, one for each person that may be in the car, this can easily be done with emergency blankets. The silver ones that you can buy in the camping section, they can be kept in your glove compartment.
* keep food and water in your car. This can be granola bars, fruit roll ups or other snacks such as peanuts. Be sure to swap food out to be sure it doesn’t expire.
* Toilet paper, we had a storm where people were stuck in cars and needed to use their Tupperware as a bathroom. Be sure you have something for a real emergency. The toilet paper is for many reasons, clean up for many things, also we had a friend stuck on the street, people took in about ten people into their home, but the toilet paper was getting low. Be sure you have some for the car or to bring to a safe house.
* first aid kit and hand sanitizer.
* candle and matches or a lighter. The candle can heat the car a few degrees to help you stay warm. But be careful.
* change of clothes and extra socks and gloves.
* emergency car shovel and ice scraper with brush. You may even want to get cat litter, to help you get out of a jam. Add under tires for traction.
You can add things like diapers for small kids and toys to keep kids busy. Remember to be safe, listen to the reports and if it says stay off the road, then listen.