Winter is fall's ugly little sister and it's coming, folks. If your vehicle isn't prepared for what's ahead, it could be a recipe for disaster. Minnesotans by nature a preppers. We're tough and we're ready for everything. Double check your car and make sure you've got this somewhere in your vehicle you can access quickly if you need to.

Here are 17  items that the Minnesota Department of Public Safety suggests you have in your vehicle when you are out and about this winter. These are items you should be collecting now so that when the temperature drops, you're ready.

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