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Victorinox, £49.99Having a Swiss Army Knife is essential if you're heading for the great outdoors. And this top notc

Victorinox RescueTool, £49.99

Having a Swiss Army Knife is essential if you're heading for the great outdoors. And this top notch model, designed for the rescue services is great if the weather gets dicey. You get a window breaker (in case your car locks freeze), Philips screwdriver and a disc saw. Plus a tooth pick for when those emergency Wotsits clog your nashers., £170

If you're car's stuck in a snow drift taller than an NBA star, you're not going to be able to leave your heater on. So sling this Vango Viper 1000 in the boot instead. It's a four season bag and will keep you toasty even when the outside temperature plummets to –15C., £209

Forget that satnav slapped on your windscreen. If you need to leave your motor to the elements, this rugged Garmin number, designed for trekking, is where it's at. You get a 3in touchscreen, microSD slot and it can survive the elements better than a hardened mountaineer. Plus it has HotFix tech so you don't lose your signal., £33.65

Eating day–old sarnies from a service station isn't going to keep you warm this weekend. Fill this 1 litre flask with some posh coffee or a tin of soup and make yourself feel a million times better while the rest of Britain continues to freeze.

iPower Extreme Power Plus

Getting stranded with your mobile's battery down to its last sorry dregs is less than ideal in this weather. This new iPower charger is just 18mm thin, can slip in your backpack and will power up everything from, iPod's, most mobiles and even your DS. How else are you going to stay entertained when you're stuck?

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