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    Top 18 Essentials to Keep in Your Truck This Winter

    by Annabelle Healy Published: January 23, 2023 · Last Updated: March 10, 2023

    Top 18 Essentials to Keep in Your Truck This Winter

    Tall truck owners, we're in the thick of it right now. Snowy weather, muddy roads, and slick conditions make driving (even in a rugged truck) a little trickier. We're here to provide a list of truck essentials you need for the rest of this winter - they'll help you drive safer and more prepared. Check them out below:

    1. Sandbags

    Arguably the best items to keep in your truck this winter. Sandbags weigh down the back of your truck, providing more tractions so you can get through those slick conditions easier. And if you get stuck you can dump some sand over the snow to provide even more traction. Overall, a wise investment for winter driving conditions.

    2. Jacket

    It's always good to be prepared for surprise cold weather, and sometimes one jackets just isn't enough. Our Tall Full Zip Jackets are the perfect option: they're thick, warm, durable, and have plenty of coverage for your tall slim frame. They're a great jacket to keep in the back of your truck for when it's a little colder than you expected.

    3. Blankets

    Packing a few thick, warm blankets in the back of your truck is always a great move. You never know when you'll need them, but when you do, you'll be so thankful you prepared. Grab a few of the uglier ones from your home (so they won't be missed) and toss them in the back in case you get stuck in a snowstorm and need some extra warmth.

    4. Non-perishable Food

    No need to go crazy here, but it's always a good idea to keep a few snacks in the back of your truck. Nuts, dried fruit, and granola bars are a great option because they last a long time, aren't affected by the cold, and taste great no matter the circumstance. If you forget to pack snacks on your hike, forgot your lunch again, or just need a quick snack, you'll be prepared.

    5. Water in Plastic Bottles

    This should be a year-round truck essential, but in the winter stocking up with water can be a little difficult (since it drops below freezing so often). That's why plastic water bottles are the move: they can expand when the water freezes without breaking open, and they keep for a long time. Toss a case in the back of your truck - it's as simple as that.

    6. Folding Shovel

    You never know when you'll need to dig your way out of a snowbank or muddy ditch, so having a folding shovel handy is a great idea. You can find a simple one that does the job on Amazon for really cheap (like this one) or you can splurge on one like this.

    7. Ice Scraper

    Every car should have an ice scraper handy during winter, and your truck is no exception. If you don't have one already, get one stat! Getting one with a kaleidoscope feature or a long handle is handy for trucks especially, and they'll help you scrape the snow and ice off your truck faster (so you don't have to stand out in the frigid cold any longer than you need to).

    8. Hand Warmers

    Hand warmers are useful in several circumstances, and they're a great winter essential for your truck. They're perfect for skiing, snowboarding, and keeping your hands warm in emergencies. You can keep them in your car all winter, and they won't expire. All around, a great (and cheap) addition to your truck.

    9. Tire Pump

    Your tires will lose pressure in the winter, and while a tire pump is a great essential to have in your truck year-round, you'll find even more use for it in the winter. Make sure your tires are filled to the correct PSI they need for cold conditions for the safest driving. Then keep your tire pump in your truck bed in case you need to refill throughout the winter.

    10. Tissues

    Anyone else have a runny nose way more in the winter? Tuck a stack of tissues in your glove box and you'll be surprised how many times you'll thank yourself for putting them there. They're also great for spitting out gum in the car haha!

    11. Beanie/Gloves

    It's easy to forget a beanie and gloves when you're running out the door, so you might as well keep them in your truck. Gloves can double as driving gloves for those cold early morning commutes, and you'll be thankful you packed a beanie for when you forget it.

    12. Emergency Blanket

    This is a great essential for the serious emergencies you hopefully don't get in this winter. But should those sketchy situations arise, you'll be thankful you were prepared. An emergency blanket is cheap, compact, and warm - a worthy investment of just a few bucks.

    13. Jumper Cables

    Cars are more likely to die in the winter, so having jumper cables on hand is so important. Of course they're a wise year-round essential, but especially in the cold. Make sure you have a set on hand in the back of your truck if your truck's battery dies unexpectedly.

    14. Tow Strap

    For the times you need to be towed or tow someone else out of a sticky situation, a tow strap is essential. They don't take up a lot of room and are easy to find at your local Home Depot or Lowe's. And usually priced around $20, they are super affordable.

    15. Flashlight

    Another year-round essential that becomes that much more important to have in your truck during the winter. Since cars are more likely to die in cold weather, having a flashlight is super handy if your truck dies in the dark. This multi-purpose flashlight is a great option if you're looking for a higher quality (but not too expensive) option.

    16. Emergency Matches

    Keeping a pack of matches in your car is a good idea no matter what, and they take up so little room. Tuck a box in your glovebox and you'll have them handy if your flashlight ever dies or you need to strike a fire.

    17. Flares

    In the case of major emergencies and no human contact, having a flare is a great way to alert others of a serious situation. Keep a few in your truck (especially if you're going off-roading or driving on remote roads) so you're prepared and not stranded in the case of an emergency.

    18. First Aid Kit

    This is something you should always have in your car, but we wanted to include it on this list because it becomes even more important in snowy conditions. Accidents are far more likely in the winter, and having simple first aid supplies could save you. Grab a first aid bag like this one and toss it in your truck bed - you won't regret it.

    Those are all the winter truck essentials you'll need this winter, and we hope they help you stay prepared and safe as you drive you truck in the cold. Stay warm and stay safe out there tall guys 😎

    Before you go, check out a few of our winter bestsellers below - they are warm, comfortable, and designed to fit that tall slim build:

    Tall Guy Wearing Tall Long Sleeve Shirt

    ^^ Our Tall Long Sleeve Shirts are warm and comfortable for chilly conditions, and with sleeves long enough for your tall-guy arms they are the perfect winter essential. Order your favorite color here.

    Tall Guy Wearing Tall Sweatshirt

    ^^ Our Tall Crew Neck Sweatshirts are the perfect winter sweatshirt for tall guys - they are thick, durable, and warm. Throw it on after hitting the gym, toss it over your work clothes as you drive to work, or wear it around the house just because it's so comfy! Order one here.

    Tall Guy Wearing Tall T-Shirt

    ^^ Our original Tall Short Sleeve T-Shirts are the perfect year-round t-shirt for tall guys. Pick out your favorite color and wear it for any occasion - it's always classy, comfortable, and perfectly fitting. Order a few here!

    Annabelle Healy
    Annabelle Healy

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