We live in Western Montana, it should be common knowledge that we're going to be dealing with snow very soon. It comes with living in such a beautiful area, and we should be used to it by now. But every single year when it comes time for snow fall we all rush out to buy things that we know we've needed or we will need soon. So I came up with a list of the things I will be purchasing this week so I don't have to struggle with the other procrastinators.

  • 1

    New Jacket

    I hate shopping, but my old jacket has holes and we live in Montana everyone needs a good jacket for the Winter season.

  • 2


    My fingers are the first thing to go cold on my body, good gloves are a necessity. And remember you get what you pay for.

    Hemera Technologies
  • 3

    Snow Shovel

    This is one of the biggest needs during the Winter season, a good snow shovel. You will be using it often, don't buy a flimsy shovel unless you plan on buying multiples.

  • 4


    So often I see drivers thinking that because they have a 4 wheel drive vehicle snow doesn't affect them. WRONG. I put sandbags in my truck bed to have better traction.

    Irina Igumnova
  • 5

    Windshield De-Icer

    I will admit I am impatient in the morning, and often drive before I should. This year I will be buying de-icer in bulk so I have a clear windshield and good visibility.