- Jan 11, 2020
And while this is preaching to the choir a bit, if you do have a solid 4wd, get yourself a good snatch strap and winch, people become retarded once Google maps gets involvedDriving in snow isn't something most people want to do. Driving in ice is worse still. I suppose my New Englander ass is used to shit driving weather but it is something that needs to be planned for and around. You should have an emergency kit for winter travel in addition to a normal breakdown kit. Blankets, a few candles (w/ lighters), gloves, water, and nonperishable food should be in said kit. A bag of coarse sand or some cat litter is also useful in the breakdown kit to add traction to snowbound tires. The blankets, etc., should be obvious but the candle is important too. It can take the edge off the cold inside your car so you don't need to run the engine and use as much gas.
Ideally you should never need to use your emergency kits. Think of winter weather like a flooded road; don't drown, turn around. If you're going to get stuck in weather you're unprepared for then find a place to stay and wait the worst of it out.