9 things to keep in your car during winter - KMSP-TV

9 things to keep in your car during winter

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The Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management urges all drivers to assemble a winter weather emergency kit for their car in case they become stranded.

CHECKLIST: WINTER WEATHER EMERGENCY CAR KIT

- Coffee can and small candles and matches to use to melt snow for drinking water.

- Brightly colored bandana or cloth to hang from the vehicle window to signal help is needed.

- Large plastic garbage bags to tie around feet to keep them warm.

- Safety pins to secure the garbage bags.

- Whistle to alert authorities.

- Snacks.

- Cell phone adapter to plug into lighter.

- Plastic flashlight and spare batteries.

- Extra hats, mittens, boots and blankets.

STRANDED: 40 HOURS AT -40



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