How To Make a Winter Emergency Car Kit
Knowing what items to include in an emergency car kit will keep you safe, warm, and ready to take on the Abominable Snowman.
By Michael Irons
Good Grips Extendable Twister Snowbrush ($18)
An extendable 11-inch handle allows you to knock the snow or ice from your windshield while you stand in one spot. The stiffer (heh heh) bristles push away the heavier snow while softer ones clear off any remnants without damaging the car’s paint. If you need us to instruct you on how to use the ice scraper, chances are you’re going freeze to death if get stranded. Sorry.
Lumberland Blanket ($100)
In the winter, your car turns into a freezer shortly after the heat turns off. This blanket from Lumberland (72″ x 66″) is made of wool and cotton and was produced in the US of A to keep your freedom-loving ass toasty in the cold. It also comes with a leather strap for easy storage and transport. Available in gray, blue, black, and red.
Foreverlight Flashlight III ($20)
The best flashlights are the ones you never have to worry about working in a pinch. Since the Foreverlight III never needs batteries, bulbs, or replacement parts we’d say it fits the bill. Shaking it for 15 to 30 seconds provides a five-minutes of continuous LED light that’s visible up to a mile away. It’s’ also waterproof and compact (8 1/2″ x 2 1/2″).