Saturday, October 6, 2012

Winter Car Kits

Winter 2012 Car Kits

Something to hold your kit items.  Suggestions for items to add to personal kit..

  1. Duffle, case, hard case or backpack.  Whatever works best for you and the space you have.
  2. Blankets, small fleece or sleeping bag, you can also include things like space blankets for saving space. These can be laid in the truck or back seat for the winter and can be slipped into a garbage bag to be kept clean if need be.
  3. Rain ponchos this can keep rain and or snow off of you if you have to get out and say change a flat tire. They take up very little room.
  4. Change of warm clothing, warm hat, a pair of extra shoes or boots. Don’t forget under clothing. Nothing like wet cold feet and bottoms.
  5. Winter gloves
  6. Water if possible: one can get dehydrated in winter also. A small cooler can also help water and drinks from freezing quickly in cold weather.
  7. Food compact: as in protein bars, food emergency bars, flip top easy open foods etc. dried fruit, granola, hard candy.
  8. Medicines: a few extra pills in plastic bag or container to get you through.
  9. Flashlight and extra batteries, head lamps LED: type work well and leave you hands free along with their batteries lasting longer then regular flashlights.
  10. Lighter or matches
  11. First aid kit
  12. Packets of hand warmers
  13. Baby wipes: great for quick wash ups of hands and face. Come in all sizes of containers.
  14. Toilet paper
  15. If you have children traveling with you add in the items they will need within this kit or small packs styled just for them. Warm clothes, mittens, foods, small blanket or space blanket, poncho, diapers, etc etc.
  16. For children to keep busy: coloring books and crayons, books, and or a toy depending on their age etc.
 Car: As needed

1: Tools: Basic ones to work on car as needed
3: Work gloves
4: Windshield ice scraper
     5: Battery jumper cables
     6: Tow rope, cable or chain
     7: Small electrical tire air pump (Can be plugged into lighter plug)
   8: Flares or reflectors for stopped car


Pear/Banana Jam
2 cups pureed ripe banana's 
2 cups pureed pears, cored, leave skins on
1 package pectin or 4 Tablespoons
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
5 cups sugar
If you prefer more pear flavor 3 cups pear puree and 1 cup pureed bananas.
Puree fruits and add to large pot, add lemon juice and pectin. heat on med to med high heat till boiling (this will splatter).
Add the sugar and bring to a rapid boil and boil 4 minutes. Pour into jars; this makes 3 and 1/2 pints. Put on lids, rings and process 10 minutes in a steam canner or boiling water bath.

 Picture of canned peaches, pears and jams.

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