Everyone has that one friend who seems to be prepared for anything. Wherever she travels, she’s got half of her life in the trunk of her car – jackets, soccer balls, shoes, bags, dog treats, you name it. I am proud to admit that I am that friend! And once wintertime rolls around, like clockwork I throw a survival kit into that hot mess of a pile.
We all know that winter is the toughest season on our bodies and our vehicles. The cold temperatures, snow storms, black ice, slush and salt can wreak havoc on cars and worsen already questionable driving skills. Face it, your chance of having a driving- and/or car-related emergency is much higher in the winter than it is the rest of the year.
That’s why your customers would love to receive a branded survival kit! You could buy a pre-made deluxe winter survival and cold weather kit, which comes with a wide range of emergency items. But why not kick it up a notch? You can actually create your own kit and imprint each of the items within it. It’s a smart idea, especially if you want to get specific items in your customers’ and employees’ hands. Some great products for a custom kit are:
Branded Blankets: A blanket might just save your life in the event that you’re stranded on the road when it’s cold. An extra layer will keep body heat in until help arrives.
Custom Eco-Flashlights: It’s important to keep a flashlight in your car for obvious reasons. But an eco-friendly flashlight is even better – you’ll never run out of batteries!
Branded Gloves, Hats and Scarves: Depending on just how bad the weather gets, frost bite can set in in a matter of minutes if you are not prepared for the elements. Gloves, hats and scarves can serve as a spare set or a safety net in case you get stuck in the storm.
Custom Ice Scrapers: Everyone needs an ice scraper, and it will come in handy if you are caught in an ice or snowstorm with subzero temperatures.
Branded Bottled Water and Snacks: We’ve all heard stories about people surviving disaster situations on nothing more than half-empty bottles of water and ketchup packets. Include a tasty selection of bottled water and snacks in your emergency kit.
Pocket Knives and Tools: A pocket knife or multi-tool may be used at all times of the year, but it is the perfect addition to a survival kit.
I hope these Ideas help you this winter season! What else would you include in your winter weather survival kit?