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Things to keep in your car in winter

Photo by Bruno Kelzer on Unsplash 

When the cold weather descends there are a few extra precautions to take to make sure you and your family stay safe. 

Blanket  Make sure you will be warm and comfortable by packing a thick blanket. You probably won’t be able to run the heater for the whole time if you are stopped for a long time, so you’ll need something to keep the warmth in.

Phone battery pack and charging cable  Portable phone charging packs are readily available these days and you can pick one up fairly inexpensively. If charged and in your car, in could mean a lifeline to emergency services in an emergency if your phone’s battery goes flat.

Snow shovel  Especially if you have been at a standstill for a while in heavy snow, a snow shovel may be essential to get you moving again.Hat and glovesIf you are not in the habit of taking your hat and gloves with you when you go out in the winter, it may be worth keeping a spare pair in the car in case you end up in standing traffic in the cold weather. Keeping your extremities warm can be one of the hardest things when you have to switch your engine off for a long time. You could pop in a spare pair of thick socks too.

High visibility jacket and a torch  If it gets dark and you have to leave your car in order to get help, a high visibility jacket will mean people will be able to see you, and the torch will enable you to see your surroundings.

Emergency rations  Choose food that won’t spoil easily so you won’t have to replace it very often. Things that are nutritious and calorie dense are best in emergency situations. We have a range of long lasting, ready to eat food pouches on our website so you don't have to worry about quick expiry dates.Take care during the bad weather, and be prepared.

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