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Anyone who drives faces the possibility of spending an unplanned night in a vehicle. Bad weather, breakdowns, running out of fuel, getting stuck are some of the more common reasons why a driver might have to bed down for the night (or perhaps for several nights) until the situation is resolved.
A night in the car does not have to be a life-threatening experience. Drivers who accept the possibility that the unforeseen may happen are drivers that prepare, in advance, for the experience. On the other hand, those drivers that deny the possibility may find themselves fighting for their lives until rescue arrives.
Aside from having a car survival kit, everyone should carry a few different things to help them in the event of car problems. Your basic car kit needs to include things like jumper cables, flares, simple tire inflators, fix a flat, basic tools, backup fluids and of course a spare tire.
Be sure that you communicate your trip to someone you can trust. Tell them where you are going and how you plan on getting there i.e what roads and highways you will be on. If you can do this you will at least have one person who knows where you are.
They can get you help even if you are trapped without a signal!
Heat and Preps
Next to that car kit, you are going to need some cold weather preps. This comes in the form of things like wool blankets, coats, candles, hand warmers and maybe even a jet boil. Definitely, include some food, you burn lots of calories when you are cold.
A few steps in the winter to prepare for being stuck in the car can make a huge difference. You do not want to be that person who is found dead in your car.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
Do you remember the old root cellars our great-grandparents used to have? In fact, they probably built it themselves, right in their back yard.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then you need Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also reveal how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.
- America's Natural Nuclear Bunkers: Find the Closest One to Your Home
- 56 Items to Stockpile in Your Easy Cellar