Winter Car Kit

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Even growing up in the 70s-80s, Grandma always had bottles of Pepsi in the trunk in case we had an issue while going to town, or over to Pendleton or Kennewick. Very important to have something to drink if you break down in the high desert.

She would have water as well once bottled water was easily available.

Yes, it was glass bottles. We could buy glass at the store until the mid to late 90s.

on trips in hot places i always carried at least five gallons of potable water.

i could not keep anything in my car here when the mice were always living in it. anything they would chew up. they sure made a mess out of the glove box. i even had to remove the back seats, carpeting, padding and the trunk liner and they were still in the car someplace i could not find. very frustrating... also i could never find where they were getting into the car and the mechanic couldn't either. i had to put wire mesh over the air filter and i had to foam fill the reinforcement struts in the hood because they were living in those hollow spaces too. i was glad i thought to check the air-filter as they had just started building a nest in there and had almost chewed through it. that would have made an expensive mess of the motor had they gotten through that...
 

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living up north we always have blankets, hats, mittens, a coat and socks (I may have a DD that leaves the house without socks ALL the TIME)

Then we have an old ice cream bucket (thanks to my mom) that has a candle, matches, scissors, string/or tape, some sort of freeze dried food, water or container to melt snow, flares and the traditional first aid stuff
 

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Nice if you coat up any problem spots ahead of time.

There is a WD-40 with silicone in it. It works very nicely. You can spray along all gaskets to keep them from freezing together.

I haven't used it in locks... but I have used them on chains running through pulleys, on bike chains, and on gaskets. Works very nicely.
 

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Nice if you coat up any problem spots ahead of time.

There is a WD-40 with silicone in it. It works very nicely. You can spray along all gaskets to keep them from freezing together.

I haven't used it in locks... but I have used them on chains running through pulleys, on bike chains, and on gaskets. Works very nicely.
Wow thank you! My car doors freeze shut every year.
 

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Wow thank you! My car doors freeze shut every year.
That is what I first started using it for.

Many years ago the subaru I owned insisted on freezing the door gaskets together. Spraying it with the WD-40 with silicone worked like a charm.

I don’t think I ever used it on the gas cap lid... but I bet it would work there too.

I'll have to look for that! Having to huff into the padlock to unfreeze it in freezing weather sucks. Locking the gate is important when tweakers are prowling for Christmas.

Yep. And huffing into the lock... well.... 1. Probably makes you look like a tweaker :lol: and 2. Adds more moisture that will make it freeze up even more.
 
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