Get Ready for Winter Travel in Your Car

Before you head out on a winter road trip, make sure to let someone know where you're going, the route you plan to take, and when you expect to arrive. Also, keep your gas tank full to avoid the gas line freezing up.


Emergency Kit Essentials

It's important to have an emergency kit in your car. Here's what you should include:

  • Jumper cables
  • Roadside flares
  • Window ice scraper
  • Bottled water and high-energy snacks
  • Blanket or sleeping bag
  • Extra pair of gloves and heat pads designed for hunting
  • Candles and matches stored in a weather-tight coffee can
  • Cell phone, CB radio, or an emergency calling device
  • Flashlight with fresh batteries
  • Pencil and notepad for leaving messages
  • A small shovel, a bag of sand, cat litter, and traction mats