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Old 01-15-2011, 03:42 PM   #1
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So I'm thinking that I should have in each of my trucks, a kit that is comprised of things I would need in a winter emergency. This can be similar to a recovery bag with strap & D-rings, but also must include insulated gloves, hand/foot heater packs, thermal blanket(s) ... what else?

Can I hear some other suggestions for a winter kit?
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shovel, energy bars, road flares. I've always had this stuff in all my cars. The flares may seem a bit much, but if you are waiting for a tow truck in a blizzard they can be handy!
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gas can
Basic tool kit that can handle most repairs
fix-a-flat type stuff
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flask of preferred flavor
flash light with hand crank (no batteries require)
Maybe even hat flash light
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First, I carry tools and spares all the time, I also carry water & snacks all the time, and recovery equipment, so those will stay in my rigs.
Next, for winter I carry a pack with a pair of insulated bibs, a down coat, mittens, and wool socks, plus a couple of space blankets.
Last, I have two bic lighters and water proof matches in the pack, along with fire starter sticks, and a small pack pack stove with small propane cans and some lintels.
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Great answers. Yeah, the regular stuff is a given ... I keep those in both trucks, especially the Jeep: shovel, flares, tools & so on. Or I pass the bag from vehicle to vehicle depending on the situation. But here's what's different (to me ) from what you guys have posted, and what I'm looking for:
... "energy bars, flask of preferred flavor, insulated bibs, a down coat, mittens, and wool socks, plus a couple of space blankets". This is the kind of stuff I'm looking for. I'm sure there's more ... post up! Let me hear more of your ideas.

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two bic lighters and water proof matches in the pack, along with fire starter sticks, and a small pack pack stove with small propane cans and some lintels
This stuff I'd definitely consider for a camping trip or long trip in remote areas. Not that they aren't great suggestions, but for the type of places I go (read: mostly urban, city type places), this might be too much. What is a "lintel"?



Don't forget the First Aid Kit guys!
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This stuff I'd definitely consider for a camping trip or long trip in remote areas. Not that they aren't great suggestions, but for the type of places I go (read: mostly urban, city type places), this might be too much. What is a "lintel"?

Don't forget the First Aid Kit guys!
The OP asked for winter emergency kit. I assumed that perhaps a break down or road closing in a remote area would be what someone would need a winter emergency kit for. If not just call AAA and have them tow you home. I go wheeling 2 or 3 times a week, and right now there is snow on the trails I wheel on. While I hope that I do not have to spend the night or a couple of nights, if I had to I could.

Lintels, are a legume like peas, they are small and cook up bigger and will fill you up and keep you alive for a long time.

PS. Some times long trips in remote areas aren't planned.
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I am the OP & boy, do I ever agree that sometimes things happen that you didn't plan for! But I'm already a packrat, so don't feed my addiction . Fact is tho, I'd carry energy bars before lintels (thanks for enlightening me!), and I would never carry a stove or propane & stuff like that. Oh, we do have them, but they only get pressed into use when we plan to camp. C'mon now, I'm looking for ideas for a kit that I would throw in the XJ "permanently" all winter. While you might very well be right, a stove just wouldn't be something I'd throw in a bag "just in case".

At any rate, that's just me. I'm hoping others can use the info here to create their own preparedness kit, so in that respect the fire-starter & cooking stuff is a great idea.
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Ok, I gave you what I carry all winter in my Jeeps, both of them. Energy bars are OK for a day and warm weather, for more than a day and cold weather the lintels are better. They are warm! That makes a difference in the cold. I guess, I don't know what kind of emergency kit you wanted, like I said I go wheeling a lot and I'm prepared for it.
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A couple candles. They can keep the cab above freezing if it's not running or out of gas. Just make sure you crack the window just a bit.
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A couple candles. They can keep the cab above freezing if it's not running or out of gas. Just make sure you crack the window just a bit.
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Lintel, flashlight, sternos and winter tire upgrade for my jeep...
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