I never ever thought that this would be necessary.
We don't live in the middle of nowhere, we're 5 minutes from downtown Davenport
(yes, I get it, that is the middle of nowhere for a lot of people, ha!).
Last week it was raining when we left to go to Laithe's playgroup.
About an hour after after we got there, it turned to freezing rain so we started heading home...
what is normally a 15 minute drive turned into over an hour.
It was an actual blizzard. 50+ mph winds and white out conditions. Whoa.
Growing up in the midwest I've never been scared to drive in the snow, but having Laithe in the car with me completely changes things.
I always figured we would be close enough to home that it wouldn't be a concern.
Then just north of here people were stuck on the highway for a day,
Granted if we got into a desperate enough situation,
I'm sure there are enough McDonald's french fries under the seats to sustain us.
Winter Emergency Car Kit
- Extra Batteries
- First Aid Kit
- Wipes/Toilet Paper
- Jumper Cables <--Already in my car
- Road Flares/Warning Triangles (and I have a GLOW STICK in case a rave breaks out)
- Knife or scissors
- Snacks (Clif/Luna Bars because we keep them in the car anyway!)
- Water (I have a Diet Coke?)
- Plastic tarp
- Tow rope
- Ice Scraper <--Already in my car
- Plastic bags
Do you have a winter emergency kit in your car? Have you ever had to use it?