I have stopped more this year to help people who’s cars were stuck than in the last ten years combined. This winter has just been that bad with regards to the amount of snow we have gotten and never having it been warm enough to melt any of the snow. A friend of mine commented the other day on how she had picked up a young man (probably in his mid twenties) whose car had gotten stuck and who was only wearing a hoodie, no gloves, hat, or coat. Many times, after I have gotten the kids bundled up and into the car, I will jump in without grabbing a coat for myself. But I know this, and prepare for it by leaving a winter coat, gloves, and hat in the car at all times. I also leave a pair of warm, and high, winter boots in the car, so that if I need to get out and help someone else, or myself, I have proper footwear.
Not to mention that I keep a bin of supplies in the car year round. This bin contains water, a small medical kit, a fold up shovel, and several wool blankets. If I were to need to wait for help in the car, I would have enough warmth for myself and my family.
The story about the young man in the hoodie made me wonder, how prepared are people when they are out driving in the cold and snow weather? Leave a comment and let me know how prepared you are.