Essential items for your winter emergency kit in Missouri.

Stay safe on the road this winter by being prepared for any situation.

Even if you do everything right, you still might find yourself stranded on the side of the road. That's why it's crucial to have a winter emergency kit in your car.

Here's a comprehensive list of items to include in your car's emergency kit:

- Jumper Cables: Be ready to jumpstart your battery if needed.

- Ice Scraper + Brush: Clear ice and snow from your windows for optimal visibility.

- Portable Shovel: Dig yourself out of a snowy situation.

- Flashlight (with backup batteries): Illuminate your way in the dark.

- First-Aid Kit: Be prepared for any minor injuries.

- Cell Phone Charger and Adapter: Ensure your phone stays powered for emergencies.

- Pencil & Paper: Leave notes or write down essential information.

- Extra Gloves, Jacket, Hat, Socks, Boots: Stay warm in case of prolonged exposure to the cold.

- Water: Stay hydrated in case you're stranded for an extended period.

- Snacks - granola bars, protein bars: Have a source of energy to keep you going.

- Hand & Toe Warmers: Keep your extremities cozy.

- Large Plastic Garbage Bag: Use as a makeshift raincoat or to keep items dry.

- Whistle: Attract attention if needed.

- Small Candles with Matches: Provide warmth and light in case of an emergency.

- Swiss Army Knife or other Basic Tools: Have versatile tools for various situations.

- Bag of Sand or Non-Clumping Kitty Litter: Improve traction under your tires in icy conditions.

- Sleeping Bag or Blankets: Stay warm and comfortable during long waits.

- Red Bandanna or Cloth: Use for signaling or as a face covering.

- Road flares or Reflective Warning Triangles: Alert other drivers of your presence.

- Towing cables or chain: Be prepared for assistance if needed.


Don't take any chances when it comes to your safety. Prepare for winter emergencies with a well-stocked kit in your car.