Snowbound in Seattle?


Seattle, Washington normally has rain, but not a lot of snow.  This week is different because the moisture track referred to as the “Pineapple Express” that starts in Asia and passes Hawaii is dumping unusually heavy snow on Seattle.  After the snow stops, rain is expected which will cause very slippery conditions and now doubt add to the accidents drivers have already experienced.

In this unstable situation, it is possible for drivers to become stranded in their vehicles, or at least be stuck and require assistance.  An emergency kit for cars, or an automobile emergency kit, as it is also called, is a very important “passenger” to have along.

A typical emergency kit for cars should include:

  • 1 large nylon pack
  • 8 hour light stick
  • emergency blanket
  • emergency poncho
  • 5 emergency candles
  • box of 50 waterproof matches
  • multi-tool knife
  • 5 in 1 survival whistle
  • 1 pair of work gloves
  • First Aid Kit
  • 10 tissues
  • Jumper cables
  • Emergency Triangle
  • Ice Scraper
  • Tow rope
  • 12 V work light

Everything shown above is useful to deal with one or more conditions you could face if you were stuck in your vehicle. Hopefully, you won’t get snowbound in Seattle or anywhere else, for that matter. But if you do, a kit with these contents would be very good to have along.


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