by Alex Williams
You’re probably familiar with emergency kits, but have you ever considered packing a shovel in your trunk or hauling around a bag of kitty litter? How about a jar of peanut butter?
Hauling that shovel could come in handy if your car ever lands in a ditch. And having that kitty litter on standby could offer the much needed traction you’d need to dig it out. As for the peanut butter, when you burn all those calories digging through the snow, a jar of peanut butter could provide some nourishment in a pinch.
Winter weather can turn a routine trip into a dangerous situation, but being prepared can make the difference between life and death when facing hypothermia.
No one plans to be marooned roadside, but with severe weather looming, it’s always a possibility. Be ready for Jack Frost with a Winter Emergency Weather Kit.
If you live in a rural area or are taking a longer trip, your needs may be different so consider adding a few extra items to your kit.
In the case of highway accidents or ice storms, motorists may get stranded in groups. Ensure you have enough supplies for you and your family and pack a little extra to help other stranded motorists.
You can also buy ready-made kits in stores and online. Make sure whatever you buy includes the basics. Also update your kit twice a year to ensure your supplies and tools are in good working order.
Wishing you and your family, safe and happy travels from COUNTRY Financial®.
COUNTRY Financial® is the marketing name for the COUNTRY Financial family of affiliated companies (collectively, COUNTRY), which include COUNTRY Life Insurance Company®, COUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company®, and their respective subsidiaries, located in Bloomington, Illinois.