winter tips - Minot AFB Homes
Ensure that your vehicle is ready for winter! Check all fluid levels and tire pressure. It is also important for your brakes, lights,
defroster, heating system, belts, hoses and exhaust to be in good working order. Check that your wipers and wiper blades are
working optimally. It is essential that you carry a winter survival kit in your car.
Never let your fuel tank drop below half in the winter months.
Always scrape all of the ice off of your windows and brush all the snow from your car.
Keep a disaster kit in your home with enough food and water for two weeks.
Keep up to date with current weather conditions. Using a weather alert service is a helpful way to stay informed.
Remember to check road conditions before traveling.
Place your winter survival kit in the trunk of your car at the end of October.
Winter Survival Kit Checklist:
Warm clothing, extra socks, a hat and mittens
Multi-purpose tool or knife
Ski or snow pants and jacket
Colored ribbon (to tie to antenna)
Sleeping bag or blankets
Snow boots
Water and a coffee can, pot or disposable bread pan
(to melt snow in)
Large stainless camp cup
Vehicle Emergency kit (tire changing tools, fuses, belts,
hoses, clamps, strapping tape, assortment of screws, nuts,
washers and bolts, bailing wire, tow chain, sand, flares,
booster cables)
Tool kit (screw drivers, needle-nose pliers, channel lock
pliers, crescent wrench)
Dried fruit, nuts, granola, tea, energy bars
25-50 ft. of nylon cord
Windshield de-icer and scraper
Flashlight and batteries (keep batteries separate)
Hand warmers
First Aid kit
Matches and emergency candles/candle lantern
Road maps
Cell phone and car charger
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