Putting mine together, and I'd like to read about what you all keep in your vehicles for winter emergency situations, or just for all-around preparedness. I have a plastic tote containing rope, flares, a fire extinguisher, a blanket, a towel, a dog muzzle and leash, a phone book (cell phone in my purse, never leave home without it), shovel, multi-tool device and a larger knife, and a small first aide kit that I put together. I bungee this to the back of my truck right below the window behind my seat. Truck has a cap on it. I have sandbags for weight so I could use sand under the tires if I were stuck. For winter, I keep a waterproof-type bag behind the passenger seat, containing more seasonal items. So far I have a candle inside an empty can (heat source), waterproof matches, spare gloves, two of the small emergency heat pouches, and several power-bar food items. I have a hat and scarf, another blanket and a pair of boots behind my seat. I'd like to pick up one of those devices that you use to bust out a window if you're trapped. I drive 45 minutes to work and back, second shift, so I'm coming home at midnight. Some highway and some back roads. Anything I'm forgetting? What do you do differently? Is there any way to carry water without it freezing and busting the container? A few safety issues, too. If your car goes in a ditch, NEVER go down in the ditch to try to free it. I heard of a woman who was pinned and killed doing this. If you have any sort of fire/heat in your vehicle, be sure to vent it properly. Any more you'd like to add?