How to Survive If Your Car Gets Stuck in Snow. Winter Survival Kit

How to Survive If Your Car Gets Stuck in Snow. Winter Survival Kit

How to Survive If Your Car Gets Stuck in Snow. Winter Survival Kit

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How to Survive If Your Car Gets Stuck in Snow. Winter Survival Kit

Follow these tips if you are stuck in the snow
• Try to stay calm and don’t go out in the cold.
• Turn on warning lights or set up road flares to make your car visible.
• Keep the engine off as much as possible. Be aware of carbon monoxide poisoning and make sure the exhaust pipe is not obstructed by snow.
• Turn on the ceiling light; leaving your headlights or hazard lights on for too long will drain the battery
• Move your hands, feet and arms to maintain circulation. Stay awake

Preparing an Emergency Kit for Your Car
Always have winter safety and emergency equipment in your car.
• A shovel
• Windshield scraper and small broom
• Flashlight with extra batteries
• Battery powered radio
• Water
• Snack foods including energy bars, raisins, mini candy bars, and hard candy and if you’re not allergic peanuts.
• Matches and small candles
• Extra hats, socks and mittens
• First aid kit with pocket knife
• Necessary medications
• Blankets or sleeping bag
• Tow chain or rope
• Road salt, sand, or cat litter for traction
• Booster cables
• Emergency flares and reflectors
• Fluorescent distress flag and whistle to attract attention
• Cell phone adapter to plug into lighter outlet
• If you choose to travel with your pet, don’t forget food and water them

If possible, call 911 on your cell phone. Provide your location, condition of everyone in the vehicle and the problem you’re experiencing.