With winter driving comes great responsibility. The roads get slick, the sun sets earlier, and driving becomes more hazardous, even for the most prepared and skilled drivers.
Being road-ready is important in any season, but especially during the winter months. We compiled a list of winter survival kit products that will be sure to help you in a pinch, plus a few other items for winter vehicle preparation.
Goal Zero Power Station + Solar Panel aka Solar Generator
Why: This small power station, the Yeti 200, can provide 187 Watt Hours in a compact, ultra-portable design. Perfect for keeping your essentials charged if you become stranded. When paired with the Nomad 20 solar charger, you’ll have endless power while you wait for the tow truck.
Goal Zero Power Bank
Store one of these rugged and portable power banks in your glove compartment for easy, reliable power. Dust and waterproof, it’ll allow you to keep your phone powered for up to 3 recharges and a headlamp for up to 7 recharges, or 5 smartphones and 14 headlamp recharges, respectively.
Goal Zero Lights
Torch 500 is the ultimate road-ready, multitool light. It is equipped with both a spotlight and a flood light, great for working under the hood of a car or fixing a flat in any weather. It also features a built-in solar panel for recharging and a USB-C and USB-A port to recharge your phone.
Lighthouse Mini provides 210 Lumens of bright LED light with a built-in USB for recharging from a power station or power bank or charging small devices. Don’t let its small stature fool you - this little lantern packs a punch in the brightness department while conveniently fitting in your vehicle’s center console, glovebox, or road-ready kit.
Lighthouse Micro Flash doubles as both a compact flashlight and a small lantern. Great for finding that thing you dropped under your seat or shedding light in an emergency. Store this little addition to your road-ready kit anywhere – on your keychain, in your vehicle, or in a purse.
Other handy items:
- Jumper Cables (always)
- Small Shovel
- Tire Grip Recovery Tracks or Tire Chains
- Nonperishable snacks
- Drinking Water (insulated somehow – freezing!)
- Emergency Blanket
- Road flare
Having a winter car survival kit checklist is essential to survive severe winter weather. You never know when you might get stranded on the road due to heavy snow or other unforeseen circumstances. By being prepared, you can ensure that you and your loved ones stay safe and warm until help arrives. Our printable winter vehicle preparation list is the perfect guide to help you get ready for winter.
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