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Winter Survival Kit

If you’ve ever been caught in your car during severe winter weather, you know the importance of a winter survival kit. Even if you have a cellular phone, you may have to wait until help arrives. Some items you should include in a winter survival kit to keep in your vehicle:

* a knife * extra gas * first aid kit * jumper cables * flares

* colored ribbon or cloth to tie to antenna or door * blankets

* a tow rope * tool kit * extra winter clothing * small snow shovel

* bucket of sand * ice scraper and snowbrush * flashlight and batteries

* non-perishable food, such as nuts, dried fruit, and granola bars

* and a large can with matches and a candle.

I live by the hope that if I’m prepared, nothing bad will happen. I have my winter survival kit prepared - do you?

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