Relying on the cell phone during your holiday travel is not enough.

The extremely cold weather is making it that much more important to be prepared when heading out for winter travels. The Saskatchewan Safety Council is encouraging motorists to always pack an emergency kit. Every year they hear of people becoming stranded after they're vehicle breaks down or hits the ditch.

If you do happen to get stranded somewhere, you should always stay with your vehicle. A vehicle is much easier to find because of its size and because it's often located along a road way.