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Weekly Cup of Joe - Episode #56 – Winter Prep – Part III

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Good morning and welcome to your Weekly Cup of Joe. My name is Joe King. I'm the owner of Physical Therapy Advantage in North Aurora and here today with our normal vlog series we've been doing. We are on the third part of a three-part series about winter preparation and today, we are going to talking about a car survival kit. So first one we talked about shoveling techniques, how to choose the right shovel, second one we talked about how to walk safely on ice and this one, we are talking about just a survival kit that you should have in most cars. So there's definitely a discrepancy in people having wide points of view on what you need to have. So some of the basics would be, you need to have jumper cables and ice scrapers, bare necessities, those two things. And then you can look at having a flashlight batteries, blanket, extra set of gloves and a hat.

The blanket can be a regular blanket, or it could be one of those emergency blankets. You could look at, having a small shovel, to dig yourself out and even some kitty litter or sand in a bag or a container to throw down if happens to get thrown off the side of the road and, slippery and stuff like that. So you have some traction in there too. A first aid kit is always a pretty good thing to have in there all year round as well. So then for winter as well, there's some different things that people decide to throw in; utility knife and a cord or some rope of some sort, paraic cord or some rope, even those charcoal hand warmers, if you want some extra warmth. You're going for a long road trip, make sure you have an extra phone charger, and a cord in there with you as well. Flares or reflective cones or triangles if you happen to be on the side of the road, you can put out and give yourself a boundary. Something people obviously forget all the time, but if you happen to get stuck, having a drink or some water and a snack of some sort that doesn't freeze too bad that we can't eat it. So lots of great ideas.

There'll be a link at the bottom or probably a Word document that has a list of all these different things in there too. If you have suggestions and you want to throw in there as well, go ahead and throw your suggestions in there and we have a nice conversation about it if you have other ideas of good items to have in your survival kit. So if you have any questions about all this stuff or basically if you have any general health questions or specific PT questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call at (630) 892-8003 and we look forward to seeing you next week for your Weekly Cup of Joe. Bye.

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