Having lived in the Northeast our entire life, we know the importance of having a winter car survial kit is a must have during wintery, cold months. Our wet bags are the perfect & stylis to keep everything in one place. Our wet bags come in 2 sizes (Medium and Large) and offer a two pocket feature to keep items seperated. Listed below are some recommended items to store in kit with clickable links to Amazon products to put in your wet bag...however, many of them you can find in your home already!
Flashlight - Nighttime or near-blizzard conditions can decrease visibility to near-zero. A bright flashlight can provide much-needed light to either work on getting back on the road or signal to others for help. It’s smart to keep extra batteries in your emergency survival kit.
Bag of cat litter - For those new to winter weather, icy conditions greatly reduce your tire traction. To get your car unstuck, pour non-clumping kitty litter in the path of your tires. Other alternatives include sand or road salt.
Snow shovel - If snow starts piling up around your car on the side of the road, you’ll need a shovel to help you clear a path or uncover your car. Keep your car visible to rescue teams by limiting the amount of snow surrounding it or covering your tail lights.
First aid kit - A basic first aid kit can come in handy in the event of minor scrapes or pains, but even more so if you’re stranded. If you take daily medications, you should also pack extras away in your kit.
Ice scraper - People familiar with winter weather know how vital a windshield scraper is for getting ice and snow off of a windshield. During a deep freeze or emergency situation, you don’t want to waste time — or your car’s battery — waiting to defrost a thick sheet of ice on your windshield.
Jumper cables - Speaking of batteries, you’ll need to be able to jumpstart your car if the battery goes dead. While jumping a car is common, it can be dangerous if you don’t do it correctly. Most importantly, reduce the risk of sparking by never touching the clamps end to end and avoid any moisture near the cables.
Water - Dehydration is a serious threat when you’re stranded. Keep a large jug of water in your car for emergencies.
Blanket & Hand Warmers- Pack a large, thick blanket away in your car to keep you warm in winter weather or to use as padding in case you need to work on your car. Consider adding a reflective emergency blanket or sleeping bag and handwarmers to your kit too.
Non-perishable snacks - Granola bars, nuts, crackers, dried fruit, and jerky are a few examples of snacks you can keep on hand in case you get stranded. Like the water, you should replace these every few months or sooner so they don’t expire.
Matches or lighter -Waterproof matches or a lighter can provide some light and warmth in case of emergency. These small items hardly take up any space in your kit too.
Toolkit - Similar to the first aid kit, a basic toolkit can be useful year-round in your car. From small repairs to changing a tire, keep these on hand in case you need them.