If you’re looking to make a Get Home Bag to keep in your car, @woot (http://sport.woot.com/plus/backpack-blitz) has some great bags on sale today. Mine includes an extra set of weather appropriate clothing (including 2 pairs of socks, gloves for warmth & a pair of work gloves, winter hat & scarf), winter boots with rubber soles, energy bars & beef jerky, basic 1st aid kit, knife, flashlight, toiletries – don’t forget contacts, extra eye glasses & pack of tissues that can double as TP, & on that note.. a “she pee” (google it 🙂 ), mini water filter (100,000 gal for under $25! – http://readyoutdoors.thrivelife.com/sawyer-mini-water-filtration-system.html), trash bag, multi-tool, & a 32 oz Nalgene bottle.
Because I have the room in my Jeep, I also carry a 3 1/2 gallon waterbrick w/water (http://readyoutdoors.thrivelife.com/waterbrick.html), travel pillow, blanket, an empty 1 gal gas can, and a pet carrier, just in case Little Miss Chica is with me should I get stranded. If I ever ended up in a “warming shelter” or hotel, I would want them to accept her & that means having a pet carrier. On THAT note, woot.com also has some great pet carriers on sale: http://home.woot.com/plus/pet-travel-supplies