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The Canadian winter is often marked by fierce winter storms and blizzard conditions that can appear without warning. Many a driver has been caught unaware and unprepared - snowed in or stranded with no choice but to wait for help to arrive. This winter ensure you are prepared to withstand even the harshest of conditions by equipping your car with a winter survival kit.

"A winter survival kit will provide basic comfort and safety to you and your passengers should you become stranded or have to spend the night in your vehicle," said Pina Starnino, vice-president of ground operations for FedEx Canada, "A survival kit is absolutely essential for any vehicle on the road this winter."

Ms. Starnino, who ensures FedEx couriers are well equipped to weather any emergency they may encounter on the road, recommends including the following items in your survival kit:

. Ice scraper/snowbrush

. Shovel

. Sand or other traction aid

. Tow rope or chain

. Booster cables

. Road flares or warning lights

. Gas line antifreeze

. Flashlight and batteries

. First aid kit

. Fire extinguisher

. Small tool kit

. Extra clothing and footwear

. Blanket

. Non-perishable energy foods - e.g., chocolate or granola bars, juice, bottled water

. Candle and a small tin can

. Matches

. Deck of cards

More information is available online at

- News Canada


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