A winter wonderland commonly comes with fun festivities and outdoor activities. Unfortunately, it also comes with winter storms and icy roads. Road safety is especially important during the harsh Midwestern winters. Follow these tips to stay safe while driving. Winter Driving Safety Tips: \u2022 Keep jumper cables or battery booster cables on hand. Sometimes you need a little jump when the temperature drops. A portable jump starter is a lightweight and powerful way to instantly jump - start your vehicle without the need of another vehicle. It also fits easily in the backseat or trunk of your car. \u2022 Include a pocketknife along with a first aid kit and double check your kit is fully supplied. A Swiss Army Pocket Knife includes all the tools you might need if you get stranded: large blade, small blade, can opener with small screwdriver, bottle opener with large screwdriver, scissors, pliers with wire cutter, Phillips head screwdriver and more. \u2022 Dress appropriately by wearing layers of lightweight clothing. Have an extra set of mittens, socks and a hat in the car in case you or a passenger forget them. Grabber hand warmers are also a good idea for instant warmth. \u2022 Flashlights with extra batteries are always great to have on hand. It gets dark early this time of year, be prepared if you need extra light. The Rayovac Virtually Indestructible 3\u2033 AAA LED Flashlight is water resistant, energy efficient, compact, and provides up to 160 meters of light. It even has a place to keep a spare bulb in case the old one burns out. \u2022 Have a distress sign, a brightly colored cloth, reflectors, or combination of the three in your vehicle if you get stuck and have to wait for help. Reflectors or even flares are advised in cases of harder snow. A warning triangle is great to place near your stranded vehicle for safety and visibility. \u2022 Have extra blankets or sleeping bags in the back or trunk. These will provide extra warmth if stranded. The Armor All 12V Heated Blanket is 100% polyester fleece with quick warm-up time, heated by a standard vehicle cigarette socket plug. \u2022 Keep a small shovel in your car at all times. During snowy weather, a shovel like the Suncast Telescoping Snow Shovel will help get you out if your vehicle gets stuck in the snow. At only 34\u2033 long, this shovel fits easily into your trunk so you can forget about it until you need it. \u2022 Create a medium bag of kitty litter, sand, or carpet strips to have in case you get stuck. You can sprinkle the kitty litter or place the strips down for additional traction. \u2022 Pack high energy foods like nuts, or canned and dried fruit. Water and instant beverages are also suggested. \u2022 Matches, candles, and a 3-pound empty metal coffee can will provide a pan for melting snow and even heating food if stranded.