Be prepared for winter driving; pack a survival kit

  • Article by: Tim Harlow , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 16, 2013 - 7:26 AM

As we saw last week, a minuscule snowfall is all it takes to grease up the roads and give scores of drivers an unexpected trip into the ditch.

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homerunkingDec. 15, 13 5:14 PM

And make sure your cell phone(s)is charged up!! A friend of mine recently had a flat tire in the middle of nowhere and could only make one call before her phone died and she didnt have a charger along.

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reader2580Dec. 15, 13 7:03 PM

Everyone who is physically capable should know how to put the spare tire on. Keep something in the car to place on the ground if getting clothes dirty is a concern. Women should have boots or a sensible pair of shoes in the car if they wear nice shoes.

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bh1963Dec. 15, 13 7:17 PM

Some common sense should be included in any article on what is required for winter driving. Sorely lacking among the majority.

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stanbobDec. 15, 13 7:35 PM

storing batteries in freezing weather doesn't make for a long shelf life

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DLBabatzDec. 15, 13 8:00 PM

I agree that a charged cell phone is the most important item.

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supervon2Dec. 15, 13 9:39 PM

I thought this article was about surviving light rail and bus rides. Sorry!

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davehougDec. 15, 1310:29 PM

A piece of 1/2 inch thick plywood to put under the jack. Works when placing jack on warm asphalt too. Packed snow or gravel can let the jack tip....JUST A BIT and WHAM the fender drops down onto your wrists and......HE wishes the plywood had been there.

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que14527Dec. 16, 1312:34 AM

Just checked the Target website, and the 65-piece safety kit is currently unavailable online, and not sold in stores.

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