posted on Mar, 23 2007 @ 12:24 AM
1 wool blanket per person who travels in the vehicle regularly.
1 "junk" blanket to lay on the ground when working on vehicle.
1 warm outfit (socks, pants,shirt, gloves, hat, boots).
Fluorescent yellow or orange tarp or something similar for signaling.
A few heating packets or charcoal hand heaters. Really helps when your messing with metal in below freezing/0 weather. Sticking em in your boots and
gloves is great too.
Pack of bic lighters.
Thats what I had in my jeep for years when I lived in northern michigan. I also kept my old insulated carhartt coveralls in the back. The wool
blanket was a big hit with my girlfriends at the time when I didn't let the car warm up the interior enough.
Of course I had a toolbox with tools specifically for working on the jeep, 1 gallon of distilled water, 5 quart oil, antifreeze, fix a flat, road
flares, first aid kit, 50' paracord and some more junk I can't think of.
When all said and done about half of my trunk space was filled up.
I learned to carry blankets and warm clothing the hard way. Was 17, driving in BFE, car broke down, was well below 0, wearing sweatshirt jeans shoes
and a hat, a unbearable trek. Very scary stuff. If a car hadn't stopped I would have most likely frozen to death.
Never doubt murphy's law.