Prepare Anywhere: 10 Things to Stash in Your Car

Seeing all these storms on the weather channels has me pondering winter storm preparedness.  As some of you may recall, we’ve dealt with the winter storms of the Pacific Northwest as well as the typhoons of the Pacific and ice storms in Texas. Now I’m on the east coast, watching hurricanes hit our southern states, blizzards hit our northern states – and where I am, the two are expected to combine into a doozy of a wind – rain – who knows what storm.

If there’s one thing that worries me, it’s the idea of being away from home when a storm hits and strands us in the car at length.  Ugh!  When I lived in the mountains, even just sitting in traffic at length due to avalanche control gave me the willies, frankly.  It might sound silly, but I try to make sure that we have emergency supplies that are appropriate for year-round travel, plus some extras for winter wildness.  To that end, here’s a list of ten things we keep in our rigs that I’d highly recommend making room for in yours – and the bulk of them are probably in your house or garage already! (These items are separate from vehicle-specific emergency supplies, Continue reading