Sunday, 7 January 2018

Winter Car Safety and Emergency Preparedness

These wintry days are upon us! The snooze button is hit a minimum of 5 times.  The struggle is real trying to get out of bed, especially when you have an extra layer of comfort from a red plaid wool blanket or a black and white checkered blanket from our Farmhouse Collection keeping you toasty! 
The cold, dark winter days along with the snow and ice on the roads require us to become more diligent of the risks associated with winter driving.  A small patch of black ice on a country road could leave you stranded for some time before help arrives.  If you were fortunate enough to have a full tank of gas, then staying warm with your car heater might not be a problem. However, if your vehicle's tailpipe is clogged with snow while you’re in a ditch and you are stuck in your car, then your vehicle must be turned off due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.  For situations like this, we always recommend to friends, family, and customers to carry multiple sheep wool blankets in the vehicle during winter months.  Woolly Mammoth Woolen Company makes heavy wool blanket made from virgin Merino wool.  At 66 inches by 90 inches, these blankets are extra-large to ensure you can completely wrap up your entire body.  Wool is an excellent insulator that traps warm air within its fibers while allowing it to breathe at the same time.
Aside from having quality wool blankets accessible, it is essential to have a few warm hats, gloves, extra water, and some non-perishable food items in case you are stuck for a while.  Some other notable additions to a winter car safety kit may include quality jumper cables, emergency flares, collapsible shovel, and a flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries. 
Hopefully, a reliable winter car safety kit will never be used.  Although it takes up some space in the vehicle, you will extremely happy you are prepared for when the time comes and you get stuck or when you need to help somebody else out.   To shop our top selling emergency preparedness blanket click here

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