Wise Food Storage Blog

Stuck, Stranded, Safe

If your part of the world endures winter storms, or you have to travel through winter storms this season, a little preparation can go a long way toward keeping you and your family safe. In addition to carrying a bag of sand, rock salt or non-­clumping kitty litter to combat ice should you get stuck, the Red Cross recommends that your car is always stocked with warm coats, gloves, hats, boots, extra blankets, and warm clothing for all household members. It is also wise to carry emergency food and water, and an alternate heating method such as a small wood ­or coal ­burning stove.

Prepare your car

If you must drive during or after a winter storm, prepare your car:

Create an emergency kit for your vehicle that includes:

If you get stranded, call for help, put on your flashers, light a flare and stay in your car while you wait. You are more likely to survive in your car for an extended time than outside in the elements for a shorter time.

After a storm