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Hub Caps, Mirrors and Tail Lights Could Help Save Your Life in Bitter Cold

Updated: 02/11/2014 7:20 AM
Created: 02/10/2014 5:29 PM KSTP.com
By: Ellen Galles

If you were to get stranded in the bitter cold temperatures we've been experiencing this winter, would you have what it takes to survive?

Kelly Fisher from Hennepin County Emergency Management shows us how you can use practically anything to survive.

He looked at our 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS van and showed us how side view mirrors, tail lights, even hub caps can help you survive.

For instance, you can break your side view mirrors and use the broken glass to cut open your car seats; the foam and fabric can be used as insulation.

"All you have to do is look around you, take inventory of what's in your car and let your imagination fill in the blanks," Fisher said.

Learn about winter survival kits here.


Winter Weather Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Barron; Polk
Expires: 11/28/2014 4:00 PM

Minneapolis/St. Paul

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14° | 14°
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  • Wind: 0mph
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