Homemade Hacks: Coffee Can Emergency Kit

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This time of year in Colorado, winter driving could hit at any time.  So it pays to get your family ready.

In today's homemade hacks, pack some peace of mind with a coffee can emergency kit.

container: ice cream bucket, coffee can, etc.

1 candle :2" diameter (place on lid of container, use to melt snow

1 pocket knife, reasonably sharp (or substitute with scissors).

3 pieces of bright cloth 2" wide x 36" long (tie to antenna or door handle).

Several packets of soup, hot chocolate, tea, bouillon cubes, etc. (mixed into melted snow to provide warmth and nutrition).

Plastic spoon

1 small package of peanuts and/or a couple protein/energy bars, some dried fruit

(such as dried cranberries, which come in nicely sealed snack packs), and even a little chocolate, to provide you with some energy or comfort in stressful times.

1 pair of socks and 1 pair of gloves or glove liners, depending on what will fit in the

can (cotton is not recommended because it provides no insulation when wet).

2 packages of book matches.

2 large green or black plastic leaf bags (to

reflect body heat).

1 flash light

(LED headlamp is best)

and batteries (keep separate).

First aid kit:  Adhesive bandages,, aspirin.

Long strong line for tying to car and to you  so you can find your way back if you go outside