Winter in Montana can be brutal, and it's important to make sure you're prepared. With help from our listeners, we put together a list of 10 items that you'll need in order to stay warm this winter.

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One of the most essential pieces of advice I can give anyone during the winter in Montana is to dress in layers. The colder it gets, the more layers you'll need. A base layer is critical. Its purpose is to keep you warm and your skin dry. The middle layer is meant to provide insulation. The outer layer will keep you dry and protect you from the elements like wind and water.

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It's also important to make sure that your vehicle is running properly. Montana winters can be really hard on vehicles. Many people invest in an engine block heater. It keeps your engine warm, so it's easier to start during frigid temperatures. If you don't have a garage where you can park your vehicle, an engine block heater is a great choice.

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Additionally, you need to put together a winter emergency travel kit in case you get stranded on the side of the road during the winter.

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We recently asked our listeners to tell us about ONE crucial thing that you need during the winter in Montana, and we received quite a few great responses. Aside from the obvious, like a good pair of winter gloves and a coat to keep you dry and warm, there are some items that may not cross your mind until it's too late. So we're here to help.

Here's a list of items that you'll need to survive a Montana winter according to Montanans.

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