There are a lot of things that can go wrong in a vehicle, but they break down to just a few categories of responses. Car trouble.  Mechanical problems, flat tire, dead battery, running out of gas in a remote area. Most times the first or second options are best.  But there are the few occasions where you would need to abandon your vehicle and hike to a safer location.
Fire starting supplies—matches, lighter, fire starter helps.  I still love the dryer lint fire starters. Diapers, wipes, pullups, change of clothes for potty trainers.  Of course this only applies if you have little ones. First aid.  At least bandages and common medications, but a more in depth first aid kit would be best. Small tarp or large plastic trash bags.  For shelter, ground cover, improvised pack, and whatever else you can dream up.

Walking shoes.  Especially if you are usually in your car wearing either dressier shoes or flip-flops. Please be sure to follow Food Storage and Survival on Facebook which is updated every time there is a new article. Shop the Thrive Monthly Specials or my favorites, the freeze dried vegetables and yogurt bites! When it comes to the flashlight, since you won’t need it regularly, remember to remove the batteries and keep them in a baggie or small watertight case to prevent them from corroding and possibly ruining the flashlight before it ever gets used.
I have shared this with my students so they can help their families be prepared during winter weather and other emergencies. There is no shame in using the technology that sometimes brilliant people have created to make daily life just a bit easier.  But be prepared for the day when that technology is no longer usable and you still have to live on. We all know paracord is has almost as many uses to a prepper as a duct tape does to the handyman.

We found this nicely designed infographic from Backdoor survival that shows to ways to use paracord. Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet. One of my students already had to use it – and was so thankful to have a relatively easy time because of it. How did we do?"A A "What are your thoughts on these new ways of; 'All-Green', All-Sustainable', and 'All-Climate' Community Living Styles?

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