Load your car with winter travel gear like; tire chains, ice scraper/snowbrush, jumper cables, and road flares. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享With temperatures and roadways remaining unpredictable, Alaskan travelers are urged to prepare a simple winter safety kit for road trips. If you must travel during winter weather, preparing your car in advance, and knowing the forecast are key ways to help you drive more safely. Peters: “You should always have emergency provision in your vehicle, food, water, extra winter gear, I mean in the winter time when the temperatures plummet getting stuck on the side of the road is a potential life or death situation.” A basic winter survival kit in your vehicle should include; flashlight, batteries, blanket, snacks, water, gloves, boots, and first-aid kit. Megan Peters with the Alaska State Troopers says when the weather is bad, a simple situation can escalate quickly.