10 Items For Your Jeep Winter Emergency Kit

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Jeep CB Radios
Cell phones require a signal and battery strength to effectively work, which can present a problem during winter months if your phone dies, or when weather affects the signal. Which is why a CB Radio makes a great compliment for your winter emergency essentials kit. In fact, CB radios have become even more cost efficient over the years and many off-road organizations either require, or seriously recommend, their use for any sanctioned off-road event.
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Jeep Fire Extinguishers
Employing a dry powder fire extinguisher in your Jeep winter emergency kit may seem somewhat unnecessary because, after all, how many times has your vehicle actually caught fire? But think about this; if a small fire did start inside your vehicle, would you be able to safely get everyone out before the fire spreads? Having a fire extinguisher handy may not be able to totally save your Jeep, but it could be enough to keep the fire from spreading while everyone inside the vehicle gets free.
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Jeep Tool Kits
Torx socket sets and wrenches help you install pretty much anything on your Jeep, while diagnostic tools like scanners can help diagnose problems when they arise. Additionally, flashlights, tire repair kits and grease guns all enhance safety while keeping you rolling along whatever your destination.
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Jeep Tire Repair Products
The best way to handle finding a nail or other debris in your tire is to have a solid tire repair kit handy. Add in a battery powered air compressor and you have the perfect solution to plug the issue, as well as airing back up to the proper pressure. Most tire repair kits give you a tool to remove the offending debris, a reamer to bore into the tire and clean up the hole, and then an insertion needle and rubber repair cords to seal up the area.
These items can include protective gloves, tow straps, D-rings, snatch blocks and tree truck protector. Most, or all, of these items will be packaged inside inclusive recovery kits that also provide a handy storage bag so everything isn’t strewn all over your vehicle’s cargo area. These items won’t help stop you when snow or ice bump you off the trail. But they certainly can help get your rig moving again after something happens. Jeep Winch, Protective Gloves, Safety Gear, Winches, Gear Bag, D Rings
Jeep Recovery Kits
These items can include protective gloves, tow straps, D-rings, snatch blocks and tree truck protector. Most, or all, of these items will be packaged inside inclusive recovery kits that also provide a handy storage bag so everything isn’t strewn all over your vehicle’s cargo area. These items won’t help stop you when snow or ice bump you off the trail. But they certainly can help get your rig moving again after something happens.
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Jeep Ramps
Drive or trail ride long enough in snowy, nasty weather and odds are you will eventually have some type of traction issue causing you to spin your tires. Yes, four-wheel drive is helpful, but often those wheels can dig themselves into a spot where you are not getting out on your own. This is why a good set of traction ramps in your winter emergency kit makes sense.
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Jeep Flashlights
Now we’re not talking about some little keychain light or one of those weak-beamed dollar store versions, but a solid LED flashlight with a good lumen count behind it. That’s right, LED. These generally last longer than incandescent versions and still retain plenty of power even if the batteries are fading. Even still, it is always a good idea to pack away a few spare batteries as well.
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Jeep Jumper Cables
So battery failure is common during winter months. But a good set of jumper cables is a smart way to make sure you aren’t stranded somewhere for long. After all, you will most likely either be able to find a friend or Good Samaritan faster than waiting for Triple-A. Even if you know your battery is on its last legs, using jumper cables to get going will help you make it home where you can make arrangements to change out that battery.
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Wipers and Washer Fluid
It shouldn’t be a surprise that winter conditions can do a number on your driving visibility, especially in those areas prone to a bit more moisture during the season. Road salt mixes with snow or melted ice and sprays up your windshield almost everyday, and the more you use your wipers and wiper fluid, the more you wear away at those blades and drain that washer reservoir.