Things I've learned since moving to the Midwest

Moved from California last year so I've got one winter down, let's see how many I have left in me
  1. Gas tank doors freeze
    So much so I had to shove my key and wriggle it around just to get the thing to pop open again
  2. Always keep 1/4 of a tank of gas in your car
    Otherwise the gas can freeze in your pipes/tank/coils
  3. Converse are not appropriate snow shoes
    Snow easily infiltrates them
  4. Having an ice scraper is a simple, but critical step to survival
  5. Weather stripping on doors can become sticky
    Be ready to channel your inner hulk strength
  6. You can buy specially made saran wrap to cover windows
    So you can keep some of the cold out
  7. Ice and snow make it difficult to stop your non-four-wheel drove car
    Give yourself eons of space when encountering a stop sign or light
  8. Windshield washer fluid isn't just for cleaning
    Can be used to remove frost or ice. As long as it isn't frozen
  9. Windshield wipers can freeze to your windows rendering them useless
  10. You can start your car before you get in it to make it nice and toasty
    Also cuts down on the ice, frost, snow, and barnacles to clean off
  11. To be continued