Office of the Eaton County Sheriff 



Sheriff Tom Reich

Sheriff Tom Reich
1025 Independence Blvd
Charlotte, Michigan 48813

517-543-3512 or 517-372-8217

Emergency Services Winter Survival Kit

Emergency Services Winter Survival Kit


Your Survival Kit should include:

  • blankets/sleeping bags and extra clothes
  • flashlight and extra batteries
  • first aid kit
  • high calorie, non-perishable food
  • drinking water
  • water container
  • a small metal container and matches to melt snow for drinking water
  • an empty can with cover and tissues for sanitary purposes
  • a shovel
  • sack of sand or kitty litter for traction
  • tool kit
  • tow rope
  • booster cables
  • compass
  • road maps
  • cellular phone in case of emergencies (this may be very valuable, but does not replace any of the other supplies)

Note: This list is not all inclusive. It is to be considered as an aid in preparing your car for winter storms. You may find you have additional needs requiring other items.


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