Last time out in Hooked Up, on the heels of the massive Buffalo “snow-pocalypse” that left some Canadian drivers stuck for days in their trucks, I asked readers to send me a list of what can be found in their winter survival kits.
Greg Decker, an owner/operator with Mullen Group out of Airdrie, Alta., said he doesn’t even think of it as a survival kit, but he has a list of items he always carries in his truck come wintertime.
“Most of these items I take for granted as I need them for my job, but they will also keep me alive,” he said.
I think it’s a pretty complete list and worthy of a $50 Tim Horton’s gift card. Here’s what Greg keeps on-hand in the truck in the winter:
- Arctic-rated winter clothing and boots
- Multiple toques
- Fur-lined hat
- Multiple pairs of winter gloves
- 2 extra pairs of winter boots
- Rigmaster APU
- A minimum of 140 gallons of diesel in the tank at all times
- Electric blanket
- 2 quilts
- Electric heater
- 10-15 days worth of food
- 2-3 gallons of water
- 10-15 movies
- 2 flashlights
- 2 extra sets of batteries
- 4 battery-operated beacons
- Studded Trigg tire chains
- Qualcomm satellite unit
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