Just as the snow starts to fly, skiers and snowmobilers alike are anxiously waiting for the inches to accumulate in North Country to mark the beginning of the winter season. A little preparation ahead of time is a great idea to do while you are waiting for the mountains and trails to get covered. So, whether you are a first time rider or a seasoned trailblazer, review the following checklist to refresh your memory on some important items to pack for you and your sled.
What To Pack: Basic Repair Kit & Emergency Kit
Basic Repair Kit
Spare spark plugs
Nuts & bolts
Extra ignition key
Insulated work gloves
First aid kit
Waterproof matches or lighter
Long-range battery operated handheld
Battery operated radio
Extra batteries (flashlight & radio)
Non-perishable high energy food
Aluminized blanket for extra warmth
Bright colored flag
Fully charged cellphone
Avalanche Beacon (if riding in potential areas)
These lists may seem extensive, but whenever you are riding there is nothing like being prepared for the worse-case scenario for every scenario. So, make sure you drive responsibly and with care. Be aware of your surroundings at all times and slow down after dark. Most importantly, remember to tell a friend or family member where you are riding and when you expect to return.
Enjoy the season and pray for snow!
Here at Donald J. Medeiros Insurance Agency our goal is to try to help our viewers by suggesting solutions for all insurance needs. By no means can we address each reader’s specific concerns in every incident. So, we strongly advise to check with an insurance representative to address any specific needs. However, you can also contact us for any questions or concerns and we will be happy to help you. If you have a new sled, call us or visit us online for a snowmobile insurance quote. We have some great companies that could save you money. We also offer a complete line of personal & commercial insurance products for all of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.