Have you heard? The Farmer’s Almanac has predicted that this coming winter is going to be way colder than last year – which means you need to have a winter survival gear checklist handy for the coming months.
Winter often sneaks up on preppers when they’re not looking.
One minute, they’re enjoying the fall colors and crisp cool breeze, and the next minute there’s a foot of snow in front of their door and they realize they did next to nothing to prepare.
We don’t want you to fall into that trap of unpreparedness; that’s why we’ve got this blog article with essential pieces of survival gear you need specifically for winter.
Note: Need even MORE winter preparedness tips? Read our blog with 5 more!
When the snow hits and the cold kicks in you’ll be thankful you stocked up in advance by following our…
Essential Winter Survival Gear Checklist
Getting Snowed In & General Winter Survival
Many of us have experienced the common emergency of being snowed in during the wintertime. However, even if you haven’t, you’ve likely experienced driving over dangerous ice on the road, or having to dig your car out of your driveway so you can get to work.
Unfortunately, winter is one of the most popular times for emergencies like hypothermia, blizzards, and power outages to occur. And when snow + ice combine, it can lead into a host of problems that may require you to break out your survival gear.
Here are some important survival tools to have in your home so that you’re prepared for disaster this winter:
1 – Warm Clothing
Earmuffs, hats, gloves, snow pants, jackets, winter boots and other warm clothing are crucial to helping you keep your body temperature up and avoid hypothermia. It’s also incredibly important to have warm wool blankets on-hand to curl up in when it gets too cold.
We’ve got a great wool blanket here – it’s super warm and insulating, and it dries quickly when wet, allowing you to get toasty warm in a hurry. Check it out by clicking here or on the image below.
2 – Heavy Duty Snow Shovel & Kitty Litter
When the snow hits it’s crucial that you’re prepared with a heavy duty snow shovel. Make sure to get a steel one instead of plastic to ensure it’ll last longer.
Also, be sure to stock up on kitty litter; spreading this on the ground can be very useful for helping your tires gain traction if they’re stuck, or with helping your feet gain traction when you’re walking down stairs or on slippery sidewalks. Ice Melt is another great alternative to this.
3 – Firewood & Body Warmers
When the cold hits you’ll want to make sure you’ve stocked up on plenty of firewood to heat you up on cold winter nights. Make sure you have an axe and/or chainsaw to help you out with this task if you’re cutting it yourself.
If you’re experiencing a power outage (or just can’t afford to turn up the thermostat higher than 55°F) body warmers are another great way to warm yourself up in the freezing cold.
We’ve got some awesome body warmers in our online store – these ones are capable of providing sustained heat (135°F) for up to 24 hours! These are great for camping and emergency situations. Check them out by clicking here or on the image below:
4 – First-Aid Kit
First-aid kits are crucial in any emergency situation, and being snowed in is no different. There are so many instances where you can hurt yourself during the winter, such as slipping on ice, cutting yourself in the midst of a power outage, or burning yourself when handling hot beverages/firewood.
First-aid kits are also often one of the most neglected pieces of survival gear; however, many preppers realize their importance once it’s too late and they’re already hurt.
Prepare in advance with some of these affordable and effective first-aid kits:
5 – Survival Food & Emergency Water
Survival food and emergency water should be one of the first things you stock up on to prepare for winter. If you can’t leave your home due to snow/ice, you won’t be able to get to the grocery store. And if your pipes freeze, you’ll need some backup water to keep you hydrated.
Here’s some survival food and emergency water tools we’ve got in our online store to ensure you’re as prepared as possible this winter:
6 – Backup Light Source
When the power goes out, you’re going to need plenty of backup survival tools to help you see in the dark.
Here are some great ones:
7 – Survival Tools to Jump Your Car
Cars are infamous for dying in the middle of winter, and sometimes in the cold temperatures they need an extra boost. Now typically I would suggest jumper cables in this scenario (and they would probably be ok), but we just got something way better…
The Pod-X1 Car Jump Starter is your jumper cables’ smaller, better, more efficient older brother. Not only can it jump a battery 20 times off a single charge, but it also can charge your cell phone up to 4 times on the same charge! It also contains a built-in LED flashlight!
See this incredible compact combo pack here:
8 – Goggles/Eye Protection
This is one survival tool most people don’t think about; however, wearing goggles or another form of eye protection could easily save your eyes in a blizzard.
As wind picks up in the winter, it often carries debris with it which can get into your eyes and mess with your vision. If it’s bad enough, this could even damage your eyesight. Be sure to pack some sunglasses or goggles with your other winter survival tools to use when you go outside.
Stranded In Your Vehicle
One of the most common emergencies that can happen in the winter is getting stranded in your car.
Think of it – your car slides on some black ice, or you swerve too hard avoiding another car, and you slide directly into a ditch. Or maybe your car stops working altogether in a blizzard and you need to signal to others that you need help.
No matter how you end up stranded on the side of the road, there are survival tools you need to have in your automobile to protect you and keep you alive.
Watch this video to learn all about what you need, and then look below the video for some survival tools mentioned in the video you can get right this second (before you forget):
Here’s some essential winter survival tools that were included in the video (and some that weren’t) that are crucial to have for survival if you get stranded in your car. Click the images below for more details.
Whether you’re stuck at home in a blizzard or you’re stranded on the road, you need a survival kit that prepares you for the unexpected. And with our crazy, busy lives it can be hard to find the time to find and pack every survival tool we need before disaster strikes.
One of the easiest ways you can prepare yourself for winter is to have a made-for-you solution like the Severe Weather Emergency 72-Hour Survival Kit.
This emergency kit provides the major survival tools you’ll need in severe weather, such as emergency food, water, light, temporary shelter, first-aid, and tools for warmth, sanitation and hygiene.
This done-for-you solution provides you life-saving survival gear for three whole days. Plus, it’s all conveniently wrapped up in a heavy-duty durable hiker backpack, allowing for easy transport when traveling.
This astoundingly comprehensive survival kit is also perfect for other severe weather emergencies, such as tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes. So no matter how this winter turns out, you can rest assured this 72-hour survival kit will ensure you’re prepared for any/every severe weather emergency you find yourself in.
Don’t wait until winter hits to get this 72-hour severe weather survival kit for yourself. Getting it is one of the best things you can do for yourself to prepare now & survive later!
Click here or on the image below to get yours today.