Visiting the cottage in the winter can be just as fun and relaxing. However, you have to make sure you’re prepared for snow; read our tips before heading to the cottage this winter season.
5 Things You Need to Know About Winter Cottage Visits
#1 Prepare for More Snow than Expected
A great way to be prepared for harsh weather conditions is to have winter tires; the softer rubber grips will give you the best traction in snow. Did you know that adding winter tires to your vehicle could also mean saving money on your auto insurance? Not only are winter tires a must, but you also need to ensure you are prepared with a winter emergency car kit.
Don’t forget to pack a shovel just in case your vehicle gets stuck and needs to be dug out of the snow.
#2 Ensure You Stock up on Wood
Places that sell wood throughout the winter typically sell out quickly. Make sure you stock up on wood in advance because if you leave it until the day of your trip, you might find yourself out of luck and out of warmth.
#3 Be Ready for the Dark
Remember, it gets darker much earlier in the winter, especially the further you go up north so ensure you feel safe about driving in the dark. Also, once you’re at the cottage, it’s important to have a flashlight, candles, or other light sources in case of a power outage.
#4 Connect with Neighbours
It’s important to know which neighbours will be at their cottages just in case of an emergency. If you don’t already know your neighbours, now is the perfect time to do so.
#5 Pack a Supply of Water
In the cold winter months, there’s always a chance of pipes freezing or pump failing at your cottage; it’s a good idea to bring water with you so you’ll never be without. You should also ensure you store the water in an area where it won’t freeze.