Well Michigan, the snow may not be here yet, but it is on it’s way. For all we know, we may have a mild and easy winter this year, but as we all know, if Michigan weather is one thing, it’s unpredictable. See, Michigan people are just a bit tougher than most. We Michiganders have lived through decades of terrible and unpredictable weather, so when weather strikes, we know to come prepared. Normally, this is a good thing, but what happens when news of a winter storm hits and every local in Midland, Saginaw and Bay City all start preparing at once? You guessed it, the stores run out of stock! That’s why we at BEAR are taking this time to remind you to prepare a winter storm kit while the shops are still fully stocked.


What is a winter storm kit? Here in Michigan, the ice and snow can do all kinds of things to our homes, whether it’s power outages from harsh ice and wind affecting the powerlines, or feet of snow and low visibility preventing you from leaving your home. A winter storm kit should consist of the materials and equipment you need to stay safe and comfortable in a winter storm emergency.

A good winter storm kit should include:
Drinking water

Nonperishable food items (canned foods that have long expiration dates and do not require cooking)

Flashlights with extra batteries, as well as candles
Any necessary prescription drugs and other medicine
A first aid kit
Extra blankets, warm clothes, winter sleeping bags
A wind-up radio, or battery powered radio
A cell phone and a portable charger

A portable generator (if applicable)


As always, BEAR is here if you need us. For a full list of our services, check our services page on our website here. Give us a call at the phone number at the top of this page for a free estimate. We’ve been serving the Midland area for over 20 years, and we proudly serve the tri-city and surrounding areas of Michigan. When you need it done, BEAR does it best.