Essential Winter Car Kit
De-icer and ice scraper
Keep these in your car so you can always clear your windscreen on those frosty mornings.
Any good torch will do, but a head torch has the added benefit of keeping both your hands free while illuminating whatever you're looking at. Store it in your glove box so it's always to hand
Food and water
Keep some bottled water in the boot and some energy-rich snacks that last, such as oatcakes, in case you’re in your car longer than you planned.
Keep a set of extra clothes in the car at all times, even if you’re just popping to the shops.
Sleep bag and pillow
Hope for the best. Plan for the worst. Keeping a blanket or sleeping bag in the car can be a lifesaver if you get stuck overnight.
First aid kit
A simple kit with wound dressings, safety pins and antibacterial gel for any minor injuries.
If your phone battery runs out or you have no signal, a paper map of the area is your best friend.
A simple battery with a USB connection can extend your phone’s life way past when its internal battery would have given up and died.