When you’re driving in terrible weather, your odds of making it home could depend on how well you’re prepared.
• Grabber Space Blanket
It’s useful in the event of heat loss, and you can also stick it under your tires to gain traction when you’re spinning your wheels in a snowbank.
• Gerber E-Tool With Pick
A regular shovel is too large to carry around all the time, so get a foldable one that can chop through the nastiest of frozen snow and muck. The E-Tool also has a sharp pick in the event that tree roots, rocks, or zombie snow wolves are what stand between you and the open road.
• Light & Motion Gobe+ 700 Spot
Consider the conditions in which you’ll be using your flashlight: You want one that’s waterproof, long-lasting, and bright as heck. This one even has an SOS mode.
• Leatherman Wave
Tim O’Neil, owner and president of Team O’Neil Rally School, puts it this way: “Everyone has a Wave, so sometimes I’ll try to use a multitool from another company just to see what I think. Then the screwdriver bit will break off. That’s why everyone has a Wave.”
• Thule Easy-Fit CU-9 Tire Chains
The worst time to apply chains is right when you realize you need them. Get these easy-on versions and save your frozen hands. They snap over tires in 15 seconds apiece.
• Powerflare PF-200 Safety Lights
If you got yourself into this mess, other drivers will get themselves into this mess as well. Keep yourself well-lit and out of their way.
• VSSL First Aid Kit
You probably keep a first-aid kit in your car already, but consider changing it out for this prefilled canister. It’s got the usual bandages, antiseptics, and tweezers, along with rubber gloves, a backup flashlight, and a roll of medical tape you could use for repairs in a pinch.
Read the Original Article in Popular Mechanics for a few more indispensable supplies