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Keep Emergency Clothes in Your Car

I live in Salem, Oregon and even though we have four seasons most of the time, we have had our share of bad weather. I was also stuck in the Chicago Storm of the Century in January/Feb and literally could not get out my home doors. I was luckier than some who were stuck in their cars overnight and could not go home.

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I have also lived in Alaska. I don't need to tell most of you that you don't leave the house without half of it with you. Spark plugs, tires, coats, fuses, food, water, all of it is essential.

So, unless you live in the southern part of the US, you might want to look at your emergency stash in the car. This is a good idea for the house, but when you are stranded, you are vulnerable.

Today, was our first storm of the season. I put together a clothing emergency kit and the rest will be in come payday. Sometimes, just an extra pair of socks, shoes, pants, or sweater can make the difference. Gloves, earmuffs, water, vitamins, water proof matches, and more are all good to keep in sealed bags or containers to keep them water proof and clean.

All the other things you need, you know you need. But people tend to forget clothing, so this might help.

This site is just one from Google that might help.

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Source: Necessity is essential to keep ahead of disaster.

By Sandi/Poor But Proud from Salem, OR

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October 6, 20110 found this helpful

Great suggestion, Sandi. A few other items that might be helpful for the emergency kit in case you get stuck in your car in the snow: Chocolate bars, a space blanket, heavy gloves, small folding shovel, large bag of kitty litter, heavy flashlight with fresh batteries, new cell phone. Might sound a bit over-the-top. But, from what I've read, could save a life.

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October 25, 20200 found this helpful

My dad worked for a farmer on weekends sometimes. He would keep a container of PLAIN popped popcorn for snacking in emergency.

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Of course, that was back when prepackaged foods weren't as easily available.

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