If you’re looking for an example of a strong woman, look no further than Ruby Stein. This 85-year-old was trapped in her car for five days near Gypsum, Colorado after her car became stuck in the mud and snow. Thankfully, a group of hikers found her and she suffered no injuries due to the ordeal. Armed with little more than steel resolve and a rice krispie treat, Ruby survived.
Not all of us are like Ruby. We need to heed the Boy Scout’s creed and “Always be prepared.” To that end, we created this car checklist:
List of Items for Your Car Checklist
- Hand Warmers
- First Aid Kit
- Extra Winter Clothes
- Dried Foods – jerky, granola bars
- Tire sealant
- Extra batteries
- Shovel – small avalanche kind
- Small tool kit
- Metal coffee can and candles for warmth
- Bottled water
- Clay kitty litter
- Jumper cables
- Duct tape
- Winter gloves
- Toilet paper
- Portable radio with batteries
- Washer fluid
- Knife with part of the blade serrated
- Heavy duty pair of safety scissors
- Water filtration/purification tablets
- Tow cables
- Pen & paper
Why you Need a Car Checklist in Colorado
March is always the snowiest month in Colorado so keep this car checklist handy. Back in 2016, approximately 200 drivers were stranded on I-70 due to a March snowstorm, so it can happen, even on our most traveled roads.
Beyond the items listed in the car checklist above, it’s important to remain as calm as possible and concentrate on what you will do when you return to your loved ones.
The Frickey Law Firm wants to make sure you’re able to return to what you love, even after the universe throws a curveball your way. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping injured Coloradans recover as quickly and painlessly as possible. Give us a call at 303 237-7373 if you need assistance with workers’ compensation or after an accident.