Friday, November 11, 2016

Winter Survival Kit: 4 Secrets to Survive Winter Like an Arctic Boss

Dare I talk about snow yet?  Some of my friends in Northern NH have already seen snow, as have a few friends in Western CT a couple weeks ago.  It is coming...but, hopefully not until closer to Christmas and not that much.  

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While it is nice to look at, I dread the cleanup, especially when it comes to clearing off the cars when you have to get somewhere.  Try doing that with two kids, who think you are out there playing in the snow.  You try to clean off the car, and they are having snowball fights or adding more snow to the car for you to clean off.  Ugh.

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If you are like me and love the snow but hate cleaning it up, here are some secrets from the folks at Kungs that will have you surviving winter like a boss...

Winter is coming... or should I say it's already here? 

But there's really no reason to be afraid of the shorter days and colder nights. Fresh snowfall, wind-chilled cheeks, and abundant layers of clothing are a natural part of winter. With at least six months of winter per year, the countries of the North embrace the cold months with enthusiasm—and they could teach us a thing or two about surviving winter. 

I recently partnered with Kungsa Finnish producer of premium snow brushes and ice scrapers that are tested in the harshest Arctic conditions— to bring you some fun expert tips from one of the coldest countries on Earth: Finland.

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Low temperatures inspire many in the Nordic region to get together outside and enjoy the 'fresh' weather that only winter can bring. Take advantage of what winter has to offer:  Plan a day trip to your nearest sauna, go sledding on the nearest hill or simply throw snow at your friends and family. Here's a "cool" idea: Pack a warm thermos of soup to enjoy after a wintertime ski run—and have a picnic right in the snow!

One of the key reasons winter-haters despise the cold is that they simply don't know how to dress for it. The people of the Arctic know better. It's easy: Before heading outside, make sure you're properly clothed. The secret? Multiple layers. A thick winter coat is essential, along with waterproof gloves, wool socks, a scarf, a hat, and of course, snow boots! Several layers of pants can help, as well. Arctic tip: Allow yourself some extra time (10 minutes) to get in and out of those extra articles of clothing.

Got a car? Then you're going to want to prepare it to handle winter conditions without a hitch. Stock your car with an emergency kit, consider winter tires for better traction, and thoroughly check your battery before the cold strikes. In winter precipitation, visibility is crucial. Keep both a snow brush and a durable ice scraper on hand—and be sure your ice scraper can de-ice windshield wipers. I recommend grabbing Kungs ice scrapers and snow brushes, which are available at Sears Auto Centers across the Northeast.   

The winter months are ideal for wrapping up in a blanket and cozying up next to a warm fireplace (or space heater), glass of wine in hand. Even the best Arctic bosses aren't afraid to enjoy the warmth and comfort of a winter day indoors. Arctic boss tip: Get cozy with your significant other and surprise them with a hot cocktail!
Many of us complain about winter and wish it would end sooner. But as the folks in Northern Europe know better than any of us, winter is a special season that can be thoroughly enjoyed—if you make the appropriate preparations. With my Kungs snow brushes and ice scrapers—and multiple layers of clothing—I'm ready for an adventurous winter on the road!

Made in Finland—a country with some of the harshest winters on the planet—Kungs snow brushes and ice scrapers combine Scandinavian design and ergonomics with the durability needed to handle whatever winter throws at you. Once I compared Kungs with other products on the market—or even (gasp) my credit card for ice scraping (admit it, you've done it)—there really was no comparison. Kungs just launched their line of environmentally friendly products (complete with a three-year warranty!) in the U.S., exclusively at Sears Auto Centers.


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Now that you know four secrets to help stay in control this winter, why not  trick out your car with some of the most innovative winter gear in the world and survive the chilly months like a true Arctic boss.  And, with the holidays fast approaching, Kungs gear, especially their Arctic Car Care Kit would make for a great gift for everyone on your shopping list.  Your Arctic Car Care Kit, which features two of Northern Europe's most in-demand heavy-duty snow brush combos and an ultra-strong, triple-action ice scraper from Kungs, will help you dominate any winter precipitation that dares touch your vehicle! You can find Kungs products at your local Sears Auto Center.  

You can find this and other Kungs snow brushes and ice scrapers at your local Sears Auto Centers here in the Northeast, or at

So, this year grab the Arctic Car Care Kit from Kungs and dominate any snow, sleet and ice that dares touch your vehicle this winter!  How do you survive the winter season? Tell me in the comments below! 

1 comment :

  1. (Winter Survival Kit: 4 Secrets to Survive Winter Like an Arctic Boss) Their snow removal products sound great to me Robin. And no I am not looking forward to this cold winter coming up here in northern Illinois either. At least I will be getting a lot of reading done then. :)