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#297428 - 11/03/20 07:43 PM Time to pack your Winter car kit
TeacherRO Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2560
Even if you're in the warm-ish places, its time to build Winter car kit.
Tools, food, insulation, communication...

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#297436 - 11/03/20 11:06 PM Re: Time to pack your Winter car kit [Re: TeacherRO]
brandtb Offline
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Registered: 11/26/04
Posts: 442
Loc: S.E. Pennsylvania
SE Pennsylvania doesn't have many sub-freezing days, but it has a few. To prevent the water in my trunk from damaging the containers, I use the 4 oz packets inside another container.

https://www.amazon.com/Datrex-Emergency-...4644&sr=8-5
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#297440 - 11/04/20 01:56 AM Re: Time to pack your Winter car kit [Re: TeacherRO]
Phaedrus Online   content
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2892
Loc: Big Sky Country
Mine has been packed for a while. It got down to -7 F already a couple weeks ago so I am ready.
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#297466 - 11/06/20 10:47 PM Re: Time to pack your Winter car kit [Re: TeacherRO]
Roarmeister Offline
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Registered: 09/12/01
Posts: 955
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Changed over to winter tires last weekend; changed the auto transmission fluid; I can't believe I waited this long to do this. Checked the 5-yr old car battery - I should be able to carry one more winter out of this one. Charged up my car starter batter pack nevertheless.

Repacked my winter BOB. Put extra gloves & tuque in the car; put my shoe traction aides in the driver side panel where I can immediately get to them. Removed water bottles from side doors (water doesn't drink well when its frozen!)

I still need to replace my snow shovel; the one I have has a broken plastic collar. And I need to get a spare key cut to replace one that was lost.

A major winter storm will roll in this Sunday/Monday on the prairies - we are expecting 300-600 mm of snow with 50-70 kph winds and the temps are going to fall like a rock to -22°C after the blizzard roars through. It was +21°C yesterday during an unseasonably warm patch so it will feel extra cold because we aren't acclimatized yet.

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#297468 - 11/07/20 12:43 AM Re: Time to pack your Winter car kit [Re: TeacherRO]
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2892
Loc: Big Sky Country
My winter tires are on the way; I have to order them online, unfortunately. I had hoped they'd make it here today but it doesn't look like they will. We supposedly have a big storm coming this weekend, too.
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#297472 - 11/07/20 07:38 PM Re: Time to pack your Winter car kit [Re: TeacherRO]
aligator Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 07/08/06
Posts: 96
Loc: NY
Lives in my car, only thing that changes, aside perishables, is my -20 degree Wiggys bag for my 0 degree Wiggys bag (3 seasons). Also, the pointed shovel is replaced with a wide bladed spade I use as a snow shovel. Winter boots live in my stranding bag (US Mil parachute bag). Still need to put in the snow shoes.

Regards, Jim


Edited by aligator (11/07/20 07:39 PM)
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#297519 - 11/10/20 04:48 PM Re: Time to pack your Winter car kit [Re: aligator]
BruceZed Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 318
Loc: Canada
Same here, I keep most of my vehicle survival gear in my car year-round. In Fall I replace the down jacket with a heavier parka and add in a tougher metal snow shovel, but leave in my smaller etool along with my axe and 50cm Bow Saw.
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#297521 - 11/10/20 05:00 PM Re: Time to pack your Winter car kit [Re: TeacherRO]
hikermor Offline
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Geezer

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7507
Loc: southern Cal
Here in southern California the biggest change is the vintage appropriate to the season.

I know its winter. Temps dipped into the low forties last night.
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#297877 - 12/28/20 08:30 PM Re: Time to pack your Winter car kit [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2560
spare phone charger and battery

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#297955 - 01/07/21 05:43 PM Re: Time to pack your Winter car kit [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2560
For places where it snows
small shovel
traction items
weather radio or app

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