As the cold season is quickly approaching, we will see on the news how a lot of people get trapped in their cars due to blizzards or similar emergencies. Just like last year and the year before, many people will be caught unprepared as they fail to build a vehicle survival kit.
I honestly don’t understand why people aren’t making a survival kit for their cars, considering how much room is available in today’s modern cars. Accidents will happen and misfortune doesn’t care if you’re driving around all day, running errands. If you are involved in an accident, you should start by assessing the situation before you build a strategy to use the items from your survival kit. Establish if you are near any type of civilization, if you can get there by foot and how long will it take you to make your vehicle mobile again.
If you are a prepper or survivalist, your car should already have some sort of survival bag in it, may it be a get home bag or a bug out bag. While being an important part of your vehicle survival kit, some other items may be needed. Items such as a folding survival shovel or a tow strap will come in handy once you get stuck. All the other items you put in your vehicle survival kit have a specific use, but you can also improvise during desperate times. For example, a road flare can be used for singling purposes, but it can also be used to start a fire if nothing else is available.
Read below about the other items you should have in your vehicle survival kit: