Portsmouth isn’t exactly the snowiest area in the United States, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be prepared for white fluff if and when it does fall during winter. Driving conditions are greatly affected not only by snow, but by the winter season in general, so it’s important to have a roadside emergency kit kept in your car at all times just in case. Wondering how to pack a winter emergency kit for your vehicle? Keep reading and we’ll fill you in on everything you need to know!
What to pack in a winter emergency kit for your car
There are a number of items you’ll want to pack in your winter roadside emergency kit, with the most important items protecting you from the elements. We don’t get too much snow here in Portsmouth, but it has been known to snow on occasion so we recommend keeping a small handheld shovel in your trunk. This will allow you to shovel yourself out if you happen to get stuck in the snow. Additionally, you’ll want less obvious items in your kit to keep you warm if you happen to break down on the side of the road. Blankets, winter hats, gloves, and mittens are all great items to keep in your pack, as are non-perishable snacks like granola bars or mixed nuts. Finally, we suggest keeping items like jumper cables, flares or reflectors, a flashlight and batteries, and a car-adaptable phone charger in your roadside emergency kit as well.
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Have any other additional items you think should be packed in your winter roadside emergency kit? If so, let us know in the comments below so we can add it to our list!