• Aging Well Denver

Your Winter Emergency Car Kit

Getting caught in a snowstorm on the road can be terrifying, especially if you're unprepared. For the next few months our roads here in Colorado can be unpredictable and the weather can change quickly. Make sure you have these things in your trunk to keep you and your loved ones safe in harsh conditions.

A power bank. It's always wise to make sure you have a fully charged cell phone when you leave the house but this isn't a perfect world and it's nice to have a back up. Keep one charged and in your cars center console. This one weighs less than a can of soup and holds up to 7 full iPhone charges. Bonus tip: Make sure you have you emergency contacts updated in your phone in case the authorities need to reach your loved ones.

Collapsible snow shovel. You never know if you may need to clear the snow from around your tires but don't over do it, you could end up with a pulled muscle or worse. This one breaks into three pieces and is light enough to keep stored in your trunk without getting in the way.

Ice Scraper and brush. It seems obvious but it's not safe to drive with any ice on your windows and it's just as bad to ignore the pile up of snow on your roof. You don't want to be driving down the highway and have snow fall down onto your windshield!

Jumper cables or portable battery. Having to jump your car battery is always the worst but it can become a real problem when there is no one around to help you. This portable battery can help you out in a pinch.

Flashlight and extra batteries. Not a whole lot of explanation needed here. Put one in every emergency kit!

Basic comfort items. Put a plastic bin in the back of your car with gloves, hats and emergency blankets. You could also put hand and foot warmers, and granola bars, water and empty water bottles.