Most winter sports enthusiasts have to do a good amount of driving in order to get to the place where they will be doing their skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice climbing, etc. Oftentimes, winter sports locations are in remote places that are not near heavily populated areas. Unfortunately, this means that many winter sports enthusiasts can find themselves in bad predicaments when they have car trouble on the way to or from their sporting locations. In such cases, it is far better to be prepared ahead of time. Here are some items that you should always keep in your car if you are someone who is frequently driving to or from winter sports locations.
A shovel is a very basic tool. However, it is also extremely effective for helping to dig your car out if you get it stuck in the snow somewhere. If you don’t have a shovel, you will be stuck doing all of the digging with your hands. So, it is much smarter to simply pack a shovel beforehand.
Ice scraper / snow brush
This is another crucial tool that you should definitely have on you when you are driving around on cold snowy roads. If you park your car, then ice and snow can accumulate on your windshield and make it impossible to drive without clearing it off. If you don’t have an ice scraper / snow brush, then you will be stuck scraping all of the snow off with your hand. If you have ever tried to scrape ice off a windshield with your hand, then you know that this can be extremely difficult
Extra Warm Clothes / Blanket
If, for some reason, your car dies on the road and help is a long ways away, then it is extremely helpful to have a blanket on hand to keep you warm until you are bailed out. In some cases, having a blanket, or some extra warm clothes can make the difference between life and death. If you have an extra blanket, coat, hoodies, sweat pants, or other similar things lying around your house, then you should throw some of them into your car during the winter months.