How to pack a winter roadside emergency kit

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 7:06 pm

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! 

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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!  

One Response to “How to pack a winter roadside emergency kit”

  1. Shanika Rathnayake says:

    While leaving for a road trip during winter we have to service our car properly. We should also pack some emergency items in an emergency kit and keep them in car. To keep us warm in the winter, we should pack winter hat, gloves, blankets etc. Among other items we must keep some non-perishable snacks like granola bars or mixed nut. It is also suggested to keep jumper cables, flashlight, reflectors and car-adaptable phone charger. Apart from this, we should perform a complete inspection of the car by a well known technician before leaving for a road trip.

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