Since Abbey is going to be having a really rough winter, I thought we could put together some tips for her to get through it. Travel tips, clothing, meals, cabin fever cures.....whatever you've got, please share. I copied my advice from her post to start things off. :frostbite: Get a coat now and get one as long as you can find. (at least past your hiney) Also, get one that fits somewhat loose. You'll have room for bulky clothes under it without cutting off the circulation to your arms and shoulders. Oh and a hood is a must...one that ties. Even with a hat. Come winter, you'll also want to do layers as much as possible. Thickly lined water proof gloves, scarf, hat.......get the works. And spend the money to get good snowboots. You might also want to keep extra stuff in the car just in case. (Just keep in mind....this is stuff to have in case you're stranded. Chances are you won't ever need it but it can literally be a life saver if you ever do) Besides extra clothes, a good emergency kit for the car in winter includes: blanket, a few candles, large coffee can to set the candles in (light the candle and drip some wax in the bottom of the can to anchor the candle), matches, some of those chemical pocket hand warmers, a bag of cat litter (in case you get stuck and your tires spin....use it for traction), small shovel, flashlight (preferably the crank kind), jumper cables, first aid kit, energy bars...um...oh and a metal cup to use to melt snow for water (melt it over the candle). Also, a good ice scraper.....the long kind with the scraper at one end and a brush at the other. I don't like letting my gas tank get below 1/2 a tank in the winter and don't forget to winterize the car. Be sure to buy winter windshield wiper fluid too.