How To Turn A Beer Can Into A Life Saving Camping Stove And Other Winter Survival Tips

Everyone should carry a Winter Survival Kit in their car. In an emergency, it could save your life and the lives of your passengers. Here’s a few ideas for what to include 

Store necessary items in passenger compartment as your trunk may become stuck or frozen:

  • Car utility shovel
  • Windshield scraper and small broom
  • Flashlight with extra batteries (Reverse batteries until needed)
  • Battery powered or self powered radio 
  • Water
  • Snack food including energy bars
  • Raisins and mini candy bars
  • Canned meat/soup and can opener 
  • Matches and small candles (two lighters – 1=None)
  • Package all dry items in plastic bags. The bags can be used for a lot of things (Newspaper plastic bags can be used to insulate socks/mittens) extra hats, socks and mittens
  • First aid kit with pocket knife
  • Large plastic garbage bag
  • Safety pins
  • Pencil & paper. Ink freezes. Your knife can be used to sharpen pencil. Always leave a note/info if you have to leave your vehicle
  • Rope/string can be used for many things. (Most of which you’ll never think of till stranded) 
  • Necessary medications
  • Blankets or sleeping bag
  • tow chain or rope
  • Road salt, sand, or cat litter for traction
  • Booster/jumper cables
  • Emergency Flares
  • Cell phone adapter to plug into lighter
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