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  1. Emergency Kit For Winter Car Travel

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    Even when driving a reasonable short distance during the winter months,  you should be prepared for all weather eventualities and keep the following items in your car at all times:

    1. Torch with spare batteries – for inspecting your car and signalling
    2. First aid kit
    3. Necessary medications
    4. Sleeping Bag or Blankets – even a few old newspapers can help to insulate you from the cold
    5. Hat and gloves
    6. Spare clothes  – layers add insulation
    7. Small bag of sand or rock salt – for generating traction under wheels
    8. Small shovel – for clearing away snow from your wheels
    9. Ice scraper or brush
    10. High visibility vest
    11. Jump leads and tow rope
    12. Cards, games and puzzles – keep you and your passengers entertained
    13. High energy food – such as a chocolate bar, nuts, dried fruit
    14. Bottled Water – it may be cold and snowing but you still need to stay hydrated
    15. Filled spare fuel can

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