Who doesn’t love a great road trip! Winter driving shouldn’t stop you from going on an adventure with family or friends. Driving through the mountains or back country roads, maybe do a little snowshoeing or just enjoy some great winter snow-filled scenery.
Obviously, any road trip will take some planning but ones during winter should include a few extra items to make sure you stay safe on your adventure. A basic first aid kit is of course something that we should all have in our vehicles regardless of the time of the year or how far we plan to travel.
Depending on where your travels take you, something as simple as a flat tire can leave you and your family stranded on the side of the road for hours. Slippery road conditions can also take drivers by surprise so it’s a good idea to be prepared; just in case. From Auto Survival Kits or a one-person survival kit to energy bars and easy to store water pouches, unexpected events or delays along the road don’t have to be stressful. It certainly doesn’t take up much room to pack an emergency blanket and some glow sticks and will definitely make a big difference if you are stuck in your car for any length of time. If you are traveling with kids in your vehicle, a grab-n-go backpack with a few essentials and activities to help keep them busy is well worth it. If for some reason you find that you have to leave your vehicle, a personal ‘survival’ backpack for each person will certainly be useful.
Overnight camping trips can also be amazing winter adventures – as long as you are prepared. From a weekender ‘Stove in a Can’ to a family or 2 person cooking kit and hand warmers, winter camping can be a magical time. The one thing that most people find takes up the most room when packing for any camping trip is their food. Cans, jars, containers for water, etc certainly can use up a lot of valuable space. The best and most popular solution is having prepackaged freeze-dried foods. Yes, it’s possible to have nutritious and tasty packaged foods. Legacy Premium foods are not only convenient they have proven to be the best value both in terms of expense and nutrition. From entrees to side dishes and even coffee and juice, saving space doesn’t mean you have to give up eating well even on those winter adventures. Their long shelf life also means that whatever you don’t use can be added to you emergency food supply at home.
Don’t let winter stop you from enjoying the outdoors, with a little planning, this winter could be the start of a family tradition the whole family will look forward to year after year!