Safe and Sound in Michigan

Winter Travel

Michigan is a huge state. You can start at the southern border just north of Toledo Ohio and drive a solid 10 hours to reach Ironwood Michigan and never leave the state. So it's important when traveling in some of the more remote areas of the state to be prepared for winter driving and for emergencies.

Get Your Car Ready For Winter - Great Lakes winters can be brutal. Temperatures on a typical day dip below 30 degrees Fahrenheit and the strong winds from the lakes lead to massive snowfall. Here is how to get ready for the season. 

Have a Plan If You're Stranded - We should all have an emergency kit in our cars. In order to decide what to put in your kit, you need to take into account the weather in your area (here in Michigan, we know it will often be cold and snowy!) and what items will suit your family’s needs.



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Likewise, if you hunt or fish in the Great Lake State it's important to have the skills to survive out in the wild. One of the most deadly outdoor sports is ice fishing. Each year many fishermen have to be rescued from drifting ice or they perish when falling through it. 

Survive Falling Through the Ice - You only have minutes to survive a fall through the ice. Here is what to do. 

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