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15 Must-Have Items For You Winter Vehicle Survival Kit (CREDIT: Sallicio / WikiMedia Commons)

To quote the hit HBO show Game of Thrones: “Winter is coming!”

Last year’s winter brought several snowstorms with it, setting records in a number of cities across the country. It also was one of the coldest winters in recent memory. In fact, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Dombek, the winter of 2013-14 was one of the coldest winters in 20 years.”

“It’s probably the coldest the Northeast has seen since 1993-94,” Dombek said.

     With snowfalls approaching annual all-time record highs in many of the major metropolitan areas across the country, the winter season has shattered expense records in the North.

In preparation of this year’s winter, spoke with Jim Cobb, “a consultant who specializes in disaster readiness, to list the most important gear to carry in your truck or car this winter.”

Cobb listed a total of 15 items that everyone should have in their winter vehicle survival kit to keep safe and keep warm while in their cars this winter. The items are as follows.

  1. Cell Phone Charge
  2. Blankets
  3. Shovel
  4. Extra Jackets, Hats, Gloves, Boots
  5. Flashlight
  6. Sand/Grit
  7. Jumper Cables
  8. First Aid
  9. Collapsible Fuel Container
  10. Signal Device
  11. Tow Straps
  12. Tool Kit
  13. Spare Tire and Jack
  14. Food and Water
  15. Entertainment

To read all of Cobb’s list, please visit

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