Winter travel equipment?


Active Member
Jan 30, 2021
I don't winter camp, but thought this might be a useful thread. I just picked up one of these shovels to keep in the car when we're on the road in winter. Also going to give it a try next time it snows on some narrow steps we have. This looked interesting since it was compact has a telescoping handle and could be used like a regular shovel, or in the position shown in the preview picture.
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Super Active Member
May 31, 2018
Always good to have a shovel in the snow. We have a foldable one in the car. In my truck I usally throw in a steal coal shovel and a show shovel in the bed. Just easier for me. I always wanted to get a set of chains also, but never have.


Super Active Member
Mar 8, 2017
I haven't had a proper snow shovel in years (and I'm quite pleased about that). I do carry a small folding one which would call for an emergency to be used--but it would work. Chains always, but if you're careful when/where you go, you don't have to use them.

If conditions are okay, I'll probably be up in Sequoia/Kings Canyon next weekend so my kids can go play in snow. Ugggg. Oh well...better to visit it than live in it. :p


Super Active Member
Jul 30, 2008
When there's accumulation, I drop a fullsize snow shovel in the bed of my truck. My trucks are all equipped with a tow chain and 50+ feet of tow straps.

Tow chains are handy even if you down have another vehicle. I have laid them down on packed icy snow and driven over them to get out of a tight spot.


Super Active Member
Jul 19, 2007
Hmmm. It's a long list. And 90% of it stays for the summer as well.

Second pair of boots.
3 in 1 winter bomber jacket
Insulated winter coveralls
3 jugs if washer fluid
Compact snow shovel
250lbs of sand (100 lbs less this year then normal)
Hi vis rain coat
Hi vis safety vest
That's the extra stuff (boots, vest, raincoat and a single jug of washer fluid stay all year). Tue down straps, tow straps, booster cables are all year round equipment.