There are lots of winter driving tips out there and lists of what every Canadian should pack in his or her vehicle. It can be overwhelming reading all of these lists and deciding what to pack. This takes time, money and of course, space up in your trunk.
This is why Young Drivers Instructor Rachel Hesson-Bolton took her winter emergency kit to task for you to come up with the real goods that should be in every Canadians vehicle. What will work and what not so much? What, in the end, would really save you and your family if you got stuck in a snow storm on the road this winter?
Rachel was stranded in her vehicle on a cold Canadian winter’s night. It was -16°C and dark and as the night wore on, it became harder to open items in her kit. Eating jumped higher on her list of priorities with nothing else to do. Her hands were shaking and legs wet from spilled water. When you’re freezing cold and it’s dark, that’s not the time you want to be reading instructions.
The 24 Hour Challenge Video Series shows Rachel testing the items in her emergency kit with mixed results. Great you have water in your kit, but it’s -16°C and your water is frozen. How should you pack your water? Should you leave the mitts out of your kit and just depend on hand warmers? That’s covered in the videos too. What is the #1 tool Rachel found you must have in your emergency kit?
Here is the series trailer.
When the 24 hours is all said and done, Rachel gives us 15 episodes on what must have items should go in your emergency kit and why. And it will all fit in your vehicle. Promise.
The videos are less than a couple minutes long. Watch. Learn. Laugh. Prepare.
The full video series launched December 1st in honour of Safe Driving Week on the Young Drivers of Canada website www.yd.com