As I made the drive down the Northway today at 35 miles per hour and saw people driving their SUV's and trucks way too fast for the conditions I remembered something my grandfather told me when I was about 16.

Always keep a jug of drinking water, a gas can with at least 2 gallons of gas and a 50 pound bag of kitty litter in the trunk during the winter. I will tell you this, if you ever get stuck kitty litter works better than sand or salt. I don't know why, it just does. I strongly urge you to buy new, and not try to recycle from your home litter box.

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