Monday, February 8, 2010

Help in the Snow

With all this snow that we have received in the Maryland-DC-VA area, I hope that this blog will come in handy.

When going out in the snow, make sure to keep the following with you in your car (you never know when you might need it):
  • Sand or cat litter- to help create some resistance on your tires when you are stuck
  • Floor mats - these also help you get unstuck and give you traction (use the rubber side)
  • Shovel - to help dig you out of a snow ditch
  • Car Wax - put on your headlights so that snow and salt can't stick to it
  • Vinegar and water - 3 parts vinegar to one part water sprayed on your windows will help prevent your windows from freezing overnight
  • Cooking spray - spray it around your car doors so they don't feeze
  • Shaving cream - spraying it on your windows and wiping it off with a paper towel, helps it from fogging up your windows
  • Rubbing alcohol - use a cloth and wipe this on  your windshiled wipers; this prevents them from squeaking and creating streaks on your windows
  • Hand sanitizer - this helps with de-icing your lock in seconds (make sure it contains at least 60% alcohol, otherwise it might not work)
  • Gloves - keep an extra pair in your car, you don't want to be stuck in the cold without them
Also, just for fun...for those of you that have kids but don't want them out in all the snow, grab some snow from outside and bring it indoors.  Have the kids make snowmen on a plate inside your house and get creative with the face and clothes.

Have some hot chocolate and stay warm everyone!


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