Karen (Canadian Soldier's Wife) writes in:
Question for you about car kits.
We live in an area with a wide
range in temperature... -40C (-40 degrees F) in the winter, up to +40C (104 degrees F) in the summer.
This makes it a challenge to keep food/water in the car - which became
very evident when the bottled water in the trunk froze into solid
bricks! And in the summer, the temperature inside the car gets so high
that most energy food will turn into melted goo.
recommendations for food/water to keep in the car in an area with these
rather extreme temperatures? (We moved here from an area where the
temperature from January to August only varied by 10-20 degrees, so this
has been an adjustment!
My thought is in the winter to just fill up water bottles as you go places and bring them with you. Or maybe putting the bottled water by someones feet instead of in the trunk where it is by the heater.
About the food, I would look for food that doesn't have chocolate in, or is soft. So think nuts, crunchy granola bars, things like that.
What are your suggestions for Karen? Do any of you live in such extreme temperatures?
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