Let’s say the weather changes on you. You’ll want to have a shovel on board as well as an ice-scraper and cans of de-icer. It’s also worth carrying extra screen wash.
It’s always a good idea to carry a torch to help you find your way in the dark and to help others find you. Just make sure that you check the batteries regularly or buy a wind up torch. Speaking of others finding you, always carry a reflective warning triangle and a Hi-Viz vest.
Remember, your usual phone charger won’t work if your battery fails so it’s worth investing in a wind up mobile phone charger or a portable power pack.
If your battery does fail, you may need to ask for a jump start. Don’t assume the other person will have jump leads on them – it’s far better to carry your own.
As well as a first aid kit (useful all year round), your winter emergency kit should also include snacks like chocolate or cereal bars.