Tis The Season For Winter Weather Kits

With winter on its way and holiday road trips just around the corner, probably not a bad time to review what's needed for a good winter weather kit. For those of you above the Mason-Dixon line, you never know when a weekend drive to a friend's house can end up with you having to snuggle with your buddy Greg while the two of your ride out a bilzzard. If you're unlucky, you could end up alone in the middle-of-nowhere. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has assembled a pretty good list, which is included below

• Flashlight with extra batteries
• Basic first-aid kit
• Necessary medications
• Pocket knife
• Blankets or sleeping bags
• Extra clothes (include rain gear, mittens, socks)
• High-calorie, non-perishable foods (dried fruits, nuts, canned food)
• Non-electric can opener
• Container of water
• Shovel
• Sand for generating traction
• Tire chains or traction mats
• Basic tool kit (pliers, wrench, screwdriver)
• Tow rope
• Brightly colored cloth to utilize as a flag

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