Winter in Bozeman: Emergency Car Kit

1. First-Aid Kit

Whether it’s a bandage or a packet of pain relievers, a first-aid kit is a must-have in any road emergency kit.

PRO TIP! If anyone in your family has specific medication needs, add them to your car’s emergency first‑aid kit.

2. Woolen Blanket

Whether it’s pouring, sleeting or snowing, a wool blanket can help you stay warm and dry until help arrives.

PRO TIP! Opt for a wool blanket over a blend or fleece option. Not only is wool flame and odor resistant, it will also keep you the warmest!

3. Gloves

Whether you just need them for warmth when stranded on the side of the road or to use them for protection when changing a tire, gloves are an important multi-use item for your car emergency kit.

4. Flashlight

Keep a flashlight in your emergency kit, and it will come in handy whether you’re inspecting your car at night or need some extra visibility under the hood.

PRO TIP! Don’t forget to pack extra batteries!

5. Food and Water

It’s always good to have some nonperishable food items, such as energy bars and bottled water, just in case.

6. Duct Tape

From patching tires to reattaching bumpers and mirrors, a roll of duct tape can go a long way.

7. USB Battery Pack

A fully-charged cellphone is a must-have – especially in an auto emergency. Small and inexpensive, a portable USB battery pack is a worthwhile backup plan. Just remember to keep your phone’s charger in the car, too.

8. Pen and Paper

Your cellphone is great for a lot of things, but pen and paper are irreplaceable when it comes to jotting down and sharing information, emergency numbers and important details.

9. Winter Essentials

If you live in an area with white winters and icy roads, it’s a good idea to keep some winter essentials in your car’s emergency kit – a shovel, ice scraper, change of warm clothes and a pair of boots, for starters.

PRO TIP! Hand sanitizer can be a great way to unstick frozen door locks.

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