Driving in Canada can be a blue sky dream road trip, or a white knuckle harrowing affair. It can be both of those in the same afternoon, some days!
A recent crash down a steep embankment kept an adult couple overnight in the cold. Are you prepared? The Canadian government (and my Dad) has a list of recommended items to carry in your vehicle for winter driving.
- Something to eat, such as energy bars. Salt and Vinegar chips probably won’t cut it.
- Water in plastic bottles that won’t break if the water freezes
- Blanket, and extra clothing and boots
- First aid kit with a knife (recommended to cut seat belts, if necessary)
- Small shovel, scraper and snowbrush
- Candle in a deep can and matches
- Wind‑up flashlight
- Whistle—in case you need to attract attention
- Roadmaps. Do they still make Roadmaps?
- Never drive below 1/2 tank of fuel
Safely arrive with kit of safety, you will – Yoda (maybe)