01/16/2012 06:48 EST | Updated 03/17/2012 05:12 EDT

CAA winter survival kit list

OTTAWA - The Canadian Automobile Association recommends all drivers carry the following items in their winter survival kit:

— Warm winter gloves, toque and boots

— Blanket or extra clothing

— Bag of sand or kitty litter

— Small shovel

— Ice scraper and/or snow brush

— Candy or chocolate bar for energy

— Extra windshield washer fluid

— First aid kit

— Hardcopy local map (not just a GPS unit)

— Flashlight and batteries

— Flares

— Waterproof matches

— Battery jumper cables

— A fully-charged cellphone