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Winter Survival Kit
Winter in Canada can be a toss-up. Either it's really cold with little snow, or it's fairly mild with a lot of snow. Well, who are we kidding: it's unpredictable at best!
ou should always include items that would help you survive 12-24 hours without the benefit of the in-cab heater. Here is a must-have winter survival kit for driving in the winter:
Sleeping bags or blankets
Matches and candles
Flashlight (extra batteries)
Sack of sand or cat litter (good for traction)
Non-perishable high energy foods (protein bars)
Paper towels and/or toilet tissue
Metal coffee can that can be used to heat water
Warm hat, mittens, gloves, boots, etc.
Small hatchet or saw
Tow chain or strap, come-alongs
Wire and rope have a multitude of uses
First aid kit, including any prescription/medications needed
A shovel (one with a flat blade is preferable). Always use caution when shovelling snow, as overexertion is not advisable in a survival situation
Windshield scraper and snowbrush
Washer fluid, extra oil, fuel filter, emissions compliant diesel conditioner
Basic tool kit: pliers/vise grips, crowbar and hammer, screwdrivers, adjustable wrench and 5/16, 7/16, and 9/16 wrenches, roll of duct tape, can of WD-40
What other survival gear do you keep in your truck? Please comment below.
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