If you’re reading this, chances are pretty good that you have some form of survival kit of your own. It doesn’t matter whether you have a full-size backpack, or just a little case that can fit into your pocket — having a kit of basic survival tools is imperative.
But if you do have that survival kit, it’s also probably filled with basic items you would find in a survival list or book. All of these items — like a good knife and a compass — are important. Still, your kit may be underequipped for the drastic change in weather. A frigid, snow storm-filled winter is one of the harshest environments for survival.
Here are 5 items every winter survival kit needs:
Obvious, yes, but this cannot be overstated enough. During winter, you need everything you can get to keep you warm. Your survival kit should already contain some form of space blanket, tarp, and/or poncho. But what you need is a full-sized wool blanket that you can wrap around yourself. Granted, a full-sized blanket is likely going to be too big to fit into your regular kit, but it’s more than easy to fit into your trunk or car. If you find yourself stuck on the road in the middle of a snowstorm, you’ll be thankful you had a warm blanket.