If you live in a place that gets a lot of snow it's good to be prepared in case of a snow storm. Driving around in the car in the winter can be dangerous, especially if you're going a long way. It's a good idea to keep these supplies so that you have them in an emergency.
Candles and matches for heat and light
Clean can for melting snow
Package of soup and cocoa to add to the melted snow
Extra non - perishable food, such as canned goods, crackers, and nuts
Blankets or sleeping bags to keep warm
Towel to wipe hands and car windows
Flashlights with working batteries and a can opener
Shovel to dig out the car when snow covers it.
A good hill is a soft, wide and gentle slope. The bottom of your sledding hill should give you a lot of room to stop. Steep hills are dangerous because you can go very fast and loose control. Be sure to keep away from roads and parking lots. Drivers don't see sleds that are close to the ground. It is so slippery that the drivers can not stop.
You should check for these things: holes that you might fall through, roots from trees that you could get stuck on, or tree stumps.
Make sure there are no objects buried in the snow. Also look out for bare ground without snow because you could stop suddenly and fly off your sled.
Avoiding trees is hard to do while you are sledding. Hitting trees can cause very bad injuries. Try to pick an area that does not have a lot of trees.
The safest time of the day is when there is daylight. Keep away from frozen water. Sometimes the ice on lakes, ponds, and streams is not strong enough to hold you and you could fall right through.
If you wear bright clothing it is easier for others to see you. Also, you should be comfortable in your sled and in your clothing so it is easier to move around. The clothing that you wear should be warm. Make sure to dress in many layers. When you wear different layers the loose clothing traps air in between the layers and keeps you warmer. Wet clothing is dangerous to wear while you are sledding. The clothing can freeze your skin. Do not let your skin get too numb, because you could get hypothermia or frostbite. Take breaks and go inside to warm up. Keep an extra blanket in your car if you are traveling to a sledding hill.