Tips To Help you Prepare for Winter Driving {Giveaway}

The days are getting colder and colder and we have to start preparing for the winter now. Winterizing your vehicle for safer winter driving is an important task that can’t be forgotten.

Below, with the help of Hyundai Canada, we are sharing some winter driving tips and reminders that will help you stay safe during the harsh winter months.

Tips to help you prepare for winter driving

Tips To Help you Prepare for Winter Driving

  1. Winter Tires: Make an appointment now to get your tires switched to winter tires or consider purchasing winter tires.  Winter tires provide greater traction when the temperature drop.
  2. Don’t Rush: Leave the house with plenty of time to drive smoothly and slowly during the winter.  Avoid making any abrupt turns or stops when driving. Doing so can cause your vehicle to lose control and skid.
  3. Use Your Headlights: With snowy, darker days, keeping your headlights on during the day will help increase visibility to other motorists and people.
  4. Don’t Use Cruise Control: Very important, never use cruise control if conditions are snowy, icy, or wet. Cruise control is best used on clear roads.
  5. Check your First Aid Kit: Ensure you have booster cables, a headlamp, fleece blanket, hats, knit gloves and hand warmers in your vehicle before the winter starts. If you are ever stranded and have to wait for help, having the proper equipment to stay warm while you wait can save your life.

THE GIVEAWAY

Win it: One lucky Canadian reader will WIN a winter safety kit ($50 value!) to help them prepare for the winter. Including booster cables, headlamp, fleece blanket, hats, knit gloves and hand warmers. Share your personal winter car safety essential item below and enter via Rafflecopter.

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Good luck!

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Hyundai Canada. However, all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.

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168 responses to “Tips To Help you Prepare for Winter Driving {Giveaway}”

  1. Liz Gilbert — October 26, 2017 @ 1:06 pm (#
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    Great tips. I recommend keeping extra hats and socks for all family members

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  2. Rosa Cross — October 26, 2017 @ 1:10 pm (#
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    I always keep a pair of mittens in my car over the winter because when scraping the windshield, my fingers freeze if I just have gloves on.

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  3. Elizabeth Nicholsom — October 26, 2017 @ 1:10 pm (#
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    I keep a blanket and extra mitts and hats in the car.

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  4. Mary — October 26, 2017 @ 1:15 pm (#
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    Blanket, flashlight and kitty litter (works great on ice) are always in my car during the winter months.

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  5. ivy pluchinsky — October 26, 2017 @ 1:22 pm (#
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    I always have mitts, hats and scarves in the car, and a blanket! A flashlight is good to have, matches and a candle as well. And a granola bar or two, never know when you may need food.

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  6. Jonnie — October 26, 2017 @ 1:30 pm (#
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    A shovel and some road salt are my essential winter items. I figure I can get out of most spots with these if I get stuck.

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  7. Wanda Tracey — October 26, 2017 @ 1:33 pm (#
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    The most important safety items I keep in my car are some sand and a shovel, some booster cables, a warm blanket and a flashlight.

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  8. Stephanie LaPlante — October 26, 2017 @ 1:40 pm (#
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    My essentials are blanket, flash light, kitty litter and a phone.

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  9. josephine evans — October 26, 2017 @ 2:05 pm (#
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    You’ll find a blanket, flashlight, first aid kit and shovel in the car.

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  10. Leah — October 26, 2017 @ 2:40 pm (#
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    Extra warm mitts and hats plus a warm blanket in the car are musts!

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  11. Leah — October 26, 2017 @ 2:41 pm (#
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    Oops! My email was written incorrectly. My answer was:
    Extra warm mitts and hats plus a warm blanket in the car are musts!

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  12. Alina R. — October 26, 2017 @ 2:54 pm (#
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    A warm blanket and kitty litter are good to have in your car for winter safety. Great contest!

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  13. Janet M — October 26, 2017 @ 3:10 pm (#
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    A good windshield scraper is an essential along with a warm blanket I keep in the car.

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  14. Jenness M — October 26, 2017 @ 3:27 pm (#
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    My essentials are booster cables and a collapsible shovel.

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  15. Erin N — October 26, 2017 @ 3:31 pm (#
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    I am definitely not prepared for this winter.. I have no safety things, yet. I hope to win them – that would be so amazing!

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  16. Tiff Cho — October 26, 2017 @ 3:32 pm (#
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    Blanket, flashlight, mittens, scarfs!

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  17. Travelbuds — October 26, 2017 @ 3:57 pm (#
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    a flashlight and a blanket are in my car.

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  18. Shelley Keating — October 26, 2017 @ 4:10 pm (#
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    All great ideas! I keep a blanket on the back seat (helps keep bootoms warmer as well as being ready for emergencies), I keep extra gloves and a folding shovel right beside my first aid kit.

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  19. Elva Roberts — October 26, 2017 @ 4:42 pm (#
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    We have a safety kit in the trunk,, including a blanket, flashlight, and other items to help in an emergency. Blankets are a must.

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  20. Alison Braidwood — October 26, 2017 @ 5:24 pm (#
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    I keep kitty litter in the trunk (for traction during icy patches), and extra cold weather clothing (hat, mitts, coat), and a candle.

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  21. Katrina — October 26, 2017 @ 5:43 pm (#
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    I always keep an extra blanket in the car

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  22. Tainan Lu — October 26, 2017 @ 5:46 pm (#
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    My essentials is a blanket

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  23. loriag — October 26, 2017 @ 5:49 pm (#
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    Our personal winter emergency kit in our van includes: blankets, first aid kit, a tow line, candles, flashlight, matches, boots.

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  24. Shawn Altorio — October 26, 2017 @ 6:21 pm (#
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    Great tips. I’d add that it’s a very good idea to know how to manage your lower gears/shifting manually. All my cars (automatics) have had some sort of quasi-manual mode, which have been great for driving in tough conditions.

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  25. Lushka Smith — October 26, 2017 @ 7:19 pm (#
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    Booster cables are my number one.

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  26. Kathryn Krueger — October 26, 2017 @ 7:26 pm (#
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    I keep a blanket in the car during the winter. I also keep a bag with a small shovel, first aid kit, and jumper cables.

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  27. jane kramer — October 26, 2017 @ 7:35 pm (#
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    definitely a flash light , blanket , snacks and water bottles

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  28. Elizabeth Matthiesen — October 26, 2017 @ 8:27 pm (#
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    Apart from winter tires I always have a set of warm winter clothing in the car. You never know when you might get stranded, jumper cables, a candle and my phone in case I need to call for help.

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  29. Valerie Mallette — October 26, 2017 @ 8:34 pm (#
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    My personal winter car safety essential items are a blanket, jumper cables, basic tools, flashlight, first aid kit, snacks and a shovel.

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  30. Adina H. — October 26, 2017 @ 9:24 pm (#
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    A blanket and an extra ice scraper are my essential items.

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  31. Peihua J. — October 26, 2017 @ 9:47 pm (#
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    Gotta have that extra coat, blanket and gloves. Plus jumper cables, flashlight and tool kit. Don’t forget the ice scraper.

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  32. Carol Denny — October 27, 2017 @ 2:53 am (#
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    Put winter tires on your car and make sure your phone is fully charged .

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  33. Darlene Wukk — October 27, 2017 @ 3:45 am (#
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    Keep a shovel and extra warm clothing in the car. I keep a flashlight,flares and candles as well

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  34. Juliee Fitze — October 27, 2017 @ 4:36 am (#
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    I keep kitty litter in the trunk and extra mittens

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  35. Catalina — October 27, 2017 @ 5:34 am (#
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    Have energy bars just in case you need food

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  36. DebP — October 27, 2017 @ 5:35 am (#
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    It*s essential to have booster cables, a shovel, a flashlight and a warm blanket, as well as sand or kitty litter for traction. Make sure your cell phone is fully charged.

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  37. Irene Eichler — October 27, 2017 @ 5:57 am (#
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    I always keep a warm blanket and water in the car just in case someone gets stranded !

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  38. Ann Fantom — October 27, 2017 @ 6:05 am (#
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    My essential winter car safety item is windshield washer fluid so I can keep my windshield clean when driving on the heavily salted Northeast roads.

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  39. Tara Betterley — October 27, 2017 @ 6:15 am (#
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    I always keep kitty litter, a hat, gloves and a blanket in my vehicle. I also make sure my cell phone is charged! Oh, and proper boots in the winter (I usually am wearing my work shoes that are not good in snow!)

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  40. Florence Cochrane — October 27, 2017 @ 6:17 am (#
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    My essential winter car safety items consists of a shovel, blanket, ice scraper, candle and lighter.

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  41. Lindsey — October 27, 2017 @ 7:08 am (#
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    Dress warm and make sure your phone is charged.

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  42. Jeannie — October 27, 2017 @ 7:42 am (#
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    Definitely a scraper and flashlights are a must!

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  43. Wendy V — October 27, 2017 @ 7:52 am (#
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    Winter essentials would be: ice scraper, blanket, shovel, phone

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  44. Elena — October 27, 2017 @ 8:18 am (#
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    A bag of cat litter! I’ve been stuck a few times and this helps give some traction.

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  45. Kay Muir — October 27, 2017 @ 9:57 am (#
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    We just bought a new car. All of these are essentials!

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  46. Kim Tanti — October 27, 2017 @ 10:32 am (#
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    My winter safety tip is to have CAA. I never leave home with out it.

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  47. Sherry K — October 27, 2017 @ 10:55 am (#
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    I always wear boots or have them in the car in case of trouble.

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  48. Winnie B — October 27, 2017 @ 11:31 am (#
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    we always have snacks & water in the car

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  49. Piroska — October 27, 2017 @ 12:26 pm (#
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    I have a blanket and flashlight.

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  50. Lucy — October 27, 2017 @ 12:43 pm (#
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    We always have warm jackets and blankets.

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  51. nicky — October 27, 2017 @ 1:56 pm (#
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    Definitely some food and water, because the kiddos (and adults!) will get hungry and thirsty if there is a long delay during winter driving.

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  52. Jennifer P. — October 27, 2017 @ 2:25 pm (#
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    If I had to have one winter safety item in my car it would be my scraper – it has an edged scraper on one end and a big brush on the other. I use it for clearing snow off my windows, roof, mirrors etc. which is essential for being able to drive safely in snow.

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  53. Laurie P — October 27, 2017 @ 3:42 pm (#
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    a compact air pump is pretty useful!

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  54. l p — October 27, 2017 @ 3:54 pm (#
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    they’re all important – an auto membership would sure help too. thanks

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  55. Lynda Cook — October 27, 2017 @ 5:59 pm (#
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    I always keep an extra pair of gloves in the car and washer fluid, scraper and a blanket

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  56. Blueeeee — October 27, 2017 @ 6:42 pm (#
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    Good prize & in time for winter

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  57. Maritess — October 27, 2017 @ 7:42 pm (#
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    Always keep extra warm and waterproof clothes. A bright flashlight is also one of my essentials.

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  58. Mike Gismondi — October 27, 2017 @ 8:43 pm (#
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    I always keep a blanket in my car

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  59. Alex S. — October 28, 2017 @ 4:37 am (#
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    My essentials are a shovel, mitts, a hat, and a blanket.

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  60. Robert Young — October 28, 2017 @ 5:15 am (#
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    Keep extra clothes and a blanket

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  61. ducky — October 28, 2017 @ 5:32 am (#
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    I keep a shovel in my car in case my car gets stuck in the snow.

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  62. kim — October 28, 2017 @ 6:00 am (#
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    My essentials are my cell phone, a blanket and a shovel.

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  63. Kimberley Macpherson — October 28, 2017 @ 6:05 am (#
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    I have a blanket, a shovel and a small bag of salt in my trunk during the winter.

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  64. Pauline Milner — October 28, 2017 @ 6:28 am (#
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    I always carry an extra charged cell phone battery. That way, I do not have to worry about if my phone is fully charged or plugged into the charger in the car. I will be able to call for help, if needed. Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity.

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  65. Tabby72 — October 28, 2017 @ 7:33 am (#
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    My essential item would be bottled water.

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  66. Jessica Pang — October 28, 2017 @ 8:09 am (#
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    My essential item is always carry extra clothing. a long wait for help in the winter could be terrible.

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  67. Betty MacDonald — October 28, 2017 @ 8:39 am (#
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    I have moved to Ontario and don’t have a emergency package. I would be over the moon to win this package.

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  68. Valerie Conrad — October 28, 2017 @ 8:43 am (#
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    I keep a flashlight and extra mittens and blanket.

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  69. sarah — October 28, 2017 @ 8:53 am (#
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    Kitty litter was a must have and even trade warm clothing. Thanks!

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  70. Marlene V — October 28, 2017 @ 9:15 am (#
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    I small shovel if I get stuck in the snow.

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  71. Scott H — October 28, 2017 @ 9:24 am (#
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    A kit with a candle and matches, blanket, flashlight, booster cables, fully-charged phone, shovel, cat litter, and a bag of granola. Actually, there’s a lot more, but I’m starting to think that I should just never leave home.

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  72. ron — October 28, 2017 @ 9:40 am (#
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    blankets

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  73. Laurence Price — October 28, 2017 @ 10:48 am (#
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    Great Contest!

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  74. Sarahjferg — October 28, 2017 @ 10:53 am (#
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    I always make sure to have a toque and mittens.

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  75. Julie Bolduc — October 28, 2017 @ 11:07 am (#
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    My must haves are a blanket and shovel

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  76. Michelle — October 28, 2017 @ 11:12 am (#
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    I always have a sleeping bag for extra warmth if needed.

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  77. Victoria K — October 28, 2017 @ 11:36 am (#
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    Always travel with a small shovel that can dig.

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  78. Heather Swanson — October 28, 2017 @ 11:47 am (#
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    Blanket,water & granola bars.

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  79. Donald Boule — October 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm (#
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    Essentials every dirver should have in their car for the winter season

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  80. Sandi Tymchuk — October 28, 2017 @ 12:15 pm (#
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    A snow brush/scraper is essential for everyday use, and a blanket and small shovel are helpful. Probably most important is a cell phone and charger, though!

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  81. Andra — October 28, 2017 @ 12:25 pm (#
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    A flashlight for emergencies and a candle for light and warmth in winter.

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  82. Elizabeth Robinson — October 28, 2017 @ 12:50 pm (#
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    keep your windshield washer filled up.

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  83. Daniela Plume — October 28, 2017 @ 12:51 pm (#
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    I never go anywhere without booster cables

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  84. Tina L. — October 28, 2017 @ 1:13 pm (#
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    keep booster cables, sand, shovel, blanket and flashlight.

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  85. Calvin F. — October 28, 2017 @ 1:26 pm (#
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    Ice/snow scraper. Also a blanket and first aid kit.

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  86. Ellen — October 28, 2017 @ 3:03 pm (#
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    A blanket and jumper cables.

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  87. Renee Lacasse — October 28, 2017 @ 3:24 pm (#
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    A shovel and some road salt are my essential winter items

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  88. Mary Jaglowitz — October 28, 2017 @ 5:22 pm (#
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    I would feel much safer having this kit in our car.

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  89. Edith Rennes — October 28, 2017 @ 6:02 pm (#
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    A blanket and a shovel for sure.

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  90. Josie Tusa — October 28, 2017 @ 8:11 pm (#
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    I think it’s most important to have blankets, water and some granola bars.

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  91. Edmond — October 28, 2017 @ 9:51 pm (#
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    A blanket & shovel.

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  92. Tanis — October 28, 2017 @ 11:24 pm (#
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    Blankets, flashlight and water to begin with.

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  93. Kelley Moore — October 29, 2017 @ 2:09 am (#
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    I always have a shovel and a bag of cat litter in case I get stuck

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  94. Deanna Barkley — October 29, 2017 @ 5:05 am (#
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    A shovel, kitty litter, extra mitts and jumper cables are essentials.

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  95. D.Kennedy — October 29, 2017 @ 6:48 am (#
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    Booster cables and a waterproof blanket!!!

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  96. Linda — October 29, 2017 @ 9:06 am (#
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    I always leave an insulated blanket in the car if we get stranded.

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  97. Nicole s — October 29, 2017 @ 10:06 am (#
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    Winter clothes (snow pants, gloves and scarves) and some hot hands are always on hand LoL thanks for this chance

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  98. AD — October 29, 2017 @ 1:40 pm (#
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    I have a few items I keep in my car’s emergency kit: jumper cables, an all-weather blanket, multi-purpose tool, a small camp stove/heater, protein bars, MRE’s, kitty litter, a few other items. I have a small box in my trunk this fits into; I would love to win this kit for my sister (who carries nothing).

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  99. lorna — October 29, 2017 @ 3:19 pm (#
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    I always have a heavy blanket in case of cold or stuck on snow!

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  100. Debra — October 29, 2017 @ 3:40 pm (#
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    I leave snack items in the car plus a large blanket in case of breakdown.

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  101. Rob F — October 30, 2017 @ 12:21 am (#
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    I always keep a shovel and a candle (with matches)

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  102. SHIRLEY — October 30, 2017 @ 5:15 am (#
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    A couple candles matches and booster cables and a blanket and a shovel.

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  103. angela eagle — October 30, 2017 @ 11:17 am (#
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    a thermal blanket, first aid supplies, water

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  104. Vanessa Logan — October 30, 2017 @ 11:57 am (#
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    I try to always have a blanket, but I don’t always have one. Could use this kit to help!

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  105. Shondra — October 30, 2017 @ 12:10 pm (#
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    Not looking forward to winter driving

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  106. Jill — October 30, 2017 @ 12:19 pm (#
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    I make sure I have warm mittens in my vehicle. I do not always drive with warm mittens on, but in an emergency I want to make sure I have them in the winter.

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  107. nina bergeron — October 30, 2017 @ 2:12 pm (#
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    i’d recommend a blanket, and a small shovel to keep in the trunk.

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  108. HEIDI C. — October 30, 2017 @ 6:03 pm (#
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    I have a blanket, flashlight, first aid kit, matches, snow brush, extra mittens/hat and batteries in my vehicle.

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  109. Judy Cowan — October 31, 2017 @ 7:27 am (#
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    Definitely a warm blanket, extra mittens/hats and a charged cell phone.

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  110. deena becker — October 31, 2017 @ 10:08 am (#
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    such an important topic, especially with new drivers.

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  111. William C. — October 31, 2017 @ 8:56 pm (#
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    one would be a blanket!!

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  113. Wendy Jensen — November 1, 2017 @ 7:03 am (#
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    My personal winter car safety essential item is actually items. I have a bag in the vehicle with extra heavy mittens, snow pants, scarf, toque, can and candle and a few other items.

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  114. Monet Parker — November 1, 2017 @ 7:24 am (#
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    I would love to win this as I’m not the type to usually be prepared.

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  115. Kiesha Brasnyo — November 1, 2017 @ 10:31 am (#
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    I have five children so I always have snacks stored on hand. I think it’s smart to start your own emergency kit that you store in your vehicle. It’s good to have a bag with extra hats gloves and sweaters. One thing I would like to add to my vehicle would be a shovel.

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  116. Erinn Lishman — November 1, 2017 @ 10:37 am (#
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    With three little girls, my one safety item for winter driving is blankets, blankets and more blankets! Maintaining warmth if we are stranded is essential,

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  117. Beth G — November 1, 2017 @ 10:38 am (#
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    We’re fortunate, in the 21st century, to have cell phones to use in case of emergency. It’s so important to have a phone with you, even if it’s only for emergency use.

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  118. Rebecca G — November 1, 2017 @ 12:57 pm (#
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    i can’t live without my windshield scraper

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  119. Brenda Penton — November 1, 2017 @ 4:18 pm (#
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    For me it is mittens and a toque. I often leave home without them and I think they would be a must if I were to get stranded or stuck in the cold.

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  120. Dave — November 1, 2017 @ 6:57 pm (#
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    My essentials are blankets and flaslight

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  121. wai man — November 2, 2017 @ 6:52 pm (#
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    i need windshield scraper,entry pls

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  122. Roberta Dunton — November 3, 2017 @ 10:53 am (#
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    I always have blankets and a snack with me.

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  123. Steven Y — November 3, 2017 @ 5:05 pm (#
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    Always keep a blanket and shovel, but could definitely do with a better kit.

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  124. Monique L.S. — November 3, 2017 @ 8:22 pm (#
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    My essential winter item is a blanket and ice scraper/snow remover.

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  125. elaine douglas — November 3, 2017 @ 8:44 pm (#
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    always have some granola bars and candles in your car

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  126. Lisa Rumolo — November 4, 2017 @ 6:51 am (#
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    A warm blanket.

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  127. Melissa McKnight — November 4, 2017 @ 6:55 am (#
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    I always keep a blanket and flashlight in the car.

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  128. Toni Laferdy — November 4, 2017 @ 7:17 am (#
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    always extra winter clothes, mittens and scarves and the such. a blanket and a light

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  129. Sherri F — November 4, 2017 @ 8:13 am (#
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    I always have warm gloves and a flashlight in my car.

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  130. Shawna Lenych — November 4, 2017 @ 9:35 am (#
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    Great info and thanks the reminder to get the rest of my winter gear into the car.

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  131. Donna T — November 4, 2017 @ 12:26 pm (#
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    A candle
    You would be shocked how much heat can come of a candle in a cold vehicle

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  132. Chantal Thibault-Fray — November 4, 2017 @ 12:31 pm (#
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    Always keep a blanket, an extra set of clothes, and water in the car.

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  133. Melissa — November 4, 2017 @ 1:03 pm (#
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    Warm blanket, cell phone and tire repair kit

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  134. Connie Bocsik — November 4, 2017 @ 2:42 pm (#
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    We dont get very cold here.. but I always have extra gloves and a flashlight in the car.

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  135. Sage — November 4, 2017 @ 3:10 pm (#
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    My essential would be a blamket

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  136. KellyPC — November 4, 2017 @ 4:03 pm (#
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    Blanket, shovel & a flashlight!

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  137. Karla Sceviour — November 4, 2017 @ 5:16 pm (#
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    Definitely a warm blanket would be an essential.

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  138. marlene harris — November 4, 2017 @ 5:43 pm (#
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    VERY USEFUL AND GREAT GIFT

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  139. Evelyn Szekely — November 4, 2017 @ 9:11 pm (#
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    Blankets, blankets and more blankets with some snacks!!

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  140. Virginia — November 5, 2017 @ 12:08 am (#
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    Spare socks and shoes/boots.

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  141. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard — November 5, 2017 @ 11:45 am (#
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    I make sure to have my cell phone

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  142. Jennifer Neil — November 5, 2017 @ 4:59 pm (#
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    My care winter safety essential is winter tires and shovel.

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  143. Erika Letson — November 5, 2017 @ 8:16 pm (#
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    I always keep a small shovel and extra salt in the car just in case! Thanks for the chance!

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  144. Ashley J — November 6, 2017 @ 6:05 am (#
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    I don’t drive, but if I did, I would make sure Id have a warm blanket, flash light, and one of those portable battery charger for phone, phone, water, snacks and first aid kit.

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  145. Valerie Theberge — November 6, 2017 @ 7:51 am (#
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    A shovel and my cell phone 😉

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  146. Ronald Gagnon — November 6, 2017 @ 10:12 am (#
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    We get a lot of snow….a windshield scraper

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  147. Shari Kitching — November 7, 2017 @ 8:26 am (#
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    Always have extra winter gear for road trips just in case. And a candle with waterproof matches.

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  148. jeremy mclaughlin — November 7, 2017 @ 9:01 am (#
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    My essential is a flashlight and a blanket.

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  149. krista gould — November 8, 2017 @ 3:55 am (#
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    Blanket, flashlight, booster cables and water

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  150. Karine — November 8, 2017 @ 4:17 am (#
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    For me booster cables are essential! Thanks

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  151. Jennifer Mccollum — November 8, 2017 @ 6:46 am (#
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    This is such a good idea to have in case of an emergency!!

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  152. Byron Vee — November 8, 2017 @ 10:54 am (#
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    A sleeping bag and first aid kit

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  153. Lee-Ann Sleegers — November 8, 2017 @ 6:14 pm (#
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    It might sound silly but our essential is a small candle in a tin can to provide heat if needed.

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  154. sharianne steptoe — November 10, 2017 @ 4:54 am (#
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    We always have a blanket, scraper, and flashlight in the van.

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  155. Heather Tobin — November 10, 2017 @ 5:32 am (#
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    I keep blankets and extra hata and mitts in the trunk.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  156. Angela Castle — November 11, 2017 @ 4:12 pm (#
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    I also keep and extra outfit and change of footwear and always make sure my cell phone is fully charged.

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  157. Theresa C. — November 11, 2017 @ 9:00 pm (#
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    My cellphone is probably the best lifeline I have in the car!

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  158. Debbie P — November 12, 2017 @ 1:39 pm (#
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    This is an awesome giveaway!

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  159. Shellie Clark — November 12, 2017 @ 5:25 pm (#
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    A warm blanket and a candle!!

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  160. Melinda Jana — November 13, 2017 @ 9:25 am (#
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    extra blanket for sure

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  161. Jenn Beckett jennpup — November 13, 2017 @ 9:53 am (#
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    I also keep blankets in the trunk, just in case we get stranded.

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  162. Jessica W — November 14, 2017 @ 9:21 pm (#
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    In my car, I keep a shovel (to dig me out if my vechile gets stuck), a blanket, snacks, a portable battery booster box with cables, and one time use heat packs.

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  163. Doris Humber — November 15, 2017 @ 12:39 pm (#
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    My essential item is a blanket.

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  164. rickel bart — November 15, 2017 @ 3:35 pm (#
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    i keep a shovel in the trunk

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  165. Melinda — November 16, 2017 @ 9:10 am (#
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    A blanket is an essential item for winter safety.

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  166. Jennifer — November 17, 2017 @ 5:25 pm (#
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    Salt. ..ice scraper

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  167. Marcie — November 18, 2017 @ 12:27 pm (#
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    It gets very cold where I live, so things like extra mittens and a blanket are a must.

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  168. Jessica G — November 19, 2017 @ 1:56 am (#
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    Charged cell phone and blankets

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