Avoid Overexertion: Shoveling snow or pushing your car takes a lot of effort in storm conditions. Snow can plug your vehicle's exhaust system and cause deadly carbon monoxide gas to enter your car. No matter the destination, every winter driver needs to be prepared if something goes wrong. If children are in the mix, double up on the entertainment supplies to keep kids occupied in the idle winter time.


We spoke with Jim Cobb, a consultant who specializes in disaster readiness, to list the most important gear to carry in your truck or car this winter.
Prep for breakdowns, spin-outs, highway mishaps, or simply getting stuck in the snow with this winter-ready kit. A full winter kit will take up a lot of room in the car, but be sure each person is outfitted with enough clothing to spend at least an hour (longer in remote areas) outdoors when venturing out in cold weather. Carry tools that can do many jobs — pliers, screwdrivers, wrenches, hammer, duct tape, electrical tape, and a sharp knife can do the trick for many roadside fixes.


He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair.



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