If you don’t have an emergency kit/ duffle -bag in your vehicle and you get caught way out in the winter wilderness unprepared, you life is on the line. Your kit should include:
An Adventure First aid kit which has a compass and matches and fire starter such as Vaseline and cotton balls or lip balm and cotton balls, Aspirin and Tylenol besides bandages and mole skin. Emergency whistle.
Flashlight with extra batteries. A head mounted flashlight is better.
Emergency Water filter that you can use in the nearby creek like a LifeStraw or Filter mechanism to keep out bacteria.
Extra gloves blankets/clothing/hats gloves.
Charcoal disposable Hand warmers and foot warmers.
A hatchet or small axe to cut firewood.
a few 50 gallon plastic bags for either shelter or coat.
Meals ready to eat. MRE’s
Sanitary hand cleaner and a roll of toilet paper.
Dish Soap and new sponge and small sealable plastic basin.
A sharp knife.
Propane cook stove and propane.
Cooking pot and potholder.
A flare gun if in winter.
A gun with extra ammo where legal.
A GPS locator beacon or E-PIRB is expensive, but not as expensive as your life.
If you are concerned for the risk then get one! © 2014