Are you prepared for winter this year? You might have everything you need inside your home but it is equally important to have an emergency winter kit inside your car. Last year there were lots of instances of car pile-ups due to accidents following a severe weather storm. This makes it even more important to have a kit in your car to keep you and your family safe. The basic items you will need is a warm blanket, batteries, glowsticks, water, non perishable food, can-opener, pants, boots, gloves, hats, extra batteries, flashlight, air horn, hand warmers, matches or small candles, road salt, sand, or cat litter for traction, booster cables, necessary medications, shovel, first aid kit, knife, tow chain or rope, battery/hand crank powered radio, and a sleeping bag. If you do ever find yourself stuck in the snow it wouldn’t hurt to include in this kit a solar powered phone charger, a gas can, a can of de-icer, and a window-scrapper.