Winter Weather Driving

Brrrr … It is cold out across the great Midwest. It is winter after all and inclement weather is to be expected!

Today my family will be packing up and driving several hours to meet the two newest members of our family: Twins! a beautiful niece and nephew. But with that comes a 5+ hour drive, leaving lots of room for a bumpy ride.

What do you pack in your car in case of emergency during inclement weather and possible time stuck in the car on the side of the road?

On my to to-pack-in-case-of-emergency is:

  • Blankets
  • Hats, gloves, jackets
  • Some candles and a lighter. (I asked this question on Facebook already and someone mentioned a coffee-can to hold the candle. Great idea!)
  • Some extra granola bars, Pediasures (for my boys), and water
  • Extra Formula and a bottle for the baby

And then importantly we will make sure these things are accessible (not packed below the suitcases and other travel paraphernalia!)

Here are some great driving tips from the Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center: The “cold” facts on winter driving.

So now it’s your turn! Let us know what you put on your ‘to pack’ list during the winter months.

– Leanne from MilitaryAvenue.combyLeanne KocsisonFriday, January 21, 2011Military Life:,,,,

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