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  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • First aid kit and necessary medications in case you are away from home for a prolonged period of time (this should include contact lens solution, extra cases, and/or glasses)
  • Food items containing protein such as nuts or energy bars; canned fruit and a portable can opener
  • A list of emergency contacts with addresses and phone numbers
  • Water for each person and pet in your car
  • Whistle
  • AM/FM radio (with batteries) to listen to traffic reports and any emergency broadcasts
  • Cat litter or sand for better tire traction
  • Shovel
  • Ice scraper
  • Warm clothes, gloves, hat, sturdy boots, jacket and an extra change of clothes
  • Rain poncho and umbrella
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Fully-charged cell phone, extra battery, and phone charger
  • Road flares or reflective triangles
  • Baby food/formula, wipes, and diapers if you have an infant
  • Toilet tissue, paper towels, alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and moist towelettes
  • A full tank of gas
  • Bright colored cloth to use as a flag