Skip to comments.10 day survival pack for your vehicle for just $25
Posted on 02/28/2014 8:40:58 AM PST by virgil283
"It seems like every winter there are news stories of people getting stranded for weeks in bad weather while driving through the many remote areas of our country....I have written many articles about how to prepare your home for a power outage or national emergency, but today I want to address how to be prepared for an emergency when traveling in your car...
(Excerpt) Read more at backwoodshome.com ...
Don’t forget the pre-cooked bacon:)
When I lived out in the Midwest, stories of people being stuck in drifts in their vehicle for a week or more were not uncommon.
Add a Mossburg Persuader with 200 rounds of buckshot to protect yourself and stash.
Don’t forget a modified kit when you travel by plane.
Good article. Thanks!
Are those Knorr packs he mentions in the article easy to prepare? I would also think it might easier to add a couple of bottles of water. While it wouldn’t last 10 days, at least you wouldn’t need to worry about finding a water supply immediately. Even melting snow would still be a little rough mentally, at least for me.
Buy thing you are going to eat anyway, like peanuts and jerky. Trail-mix goes soft right away, I think its because of the dried fruit - so experiment. I like the Cream of Chicken Cup-o-Soup for example....It doesn't take long to put a few thing in the car and later add to it...
First I am in full support of the Boy Scout motto.
I disagree with a couple of the author’s suggestions tho. I would never advocate using a can of Sterno inside a car. If the can gets knocked over, accidents do happen you know, you will stay warm. For about an hour. Enamel cups may have their uses, but drinking a hot beverage from one is not one of the uses. You may well need your first aid kit for your burned lips. Oh yeah, don’t forget about the two eight pound ice cubes in the trunk.
BUMP for later...
I have everything I need in my 30 day pack except food.
The pack is always in my trunk.
However, while I don’t really care about food for emergencies and have gone three days without it, at various times, on one of my little trips, it occurs to me that others who may be in my car aren’t programmed for that.
So my trunk isn’t further taken over I think I’ll toss what I need under the spare tire.
I’m guessing packets of tuna and chicken are good, easy to store and require an idiot to just pull from one side to open.
I’ll also include some other meals that you find in packages from Idaho Brand or whatever.
Top Ramen is delicious...to me and I suppose to the beggar “Well, what is your choice?”
I’ll even include a bunch of those no sodium chicken/beef broth packets.
Some of the people I know have blood sugar problems and I think it wise to include some gatorade and sugar of some sort.
I can even store flavor packets of Crystal Light for the water.
I think I can put together 10 days for less than $25 bucks and you get at least one meal a day out of the thing for 500 calories.
Ain’t much but, beats listening to a bunch-O-whiners complaining about something I don’t see as a problem.
Then again, I haven’t been more than three days without food before.
Last time I did it I promptly walked into a steakhouse and spent a couple hours enjoying the steak and reading.
Left a good tip so the waiter wouldn’t be pissed about me taking a table so long....
Thanks for the article....
I disagree on the jerky/dehydrated/AddWater foods for trunk storage. Why store dry foods when you can store canned chili, ready-to-eat canned soup, and other foods that also at least partially serve your need for water? If you’re not going to carry it, foods with water are usually a better option, at least based on my tastes and preferences.
Yeah, that is really short sighted thinking on their part.
I wish I could tell all the stories I’ve thanked God I had my backpack in my car and found myself to have just the thing needed for the situation I was in.
Heck, last week my sports therapist water massage bed broke.
So he turned it over and started to take it apart. The engine that runs the waterbed massager is very heavy and unweildy.
To top it off he needed the engine to stay where it was so it wouldn’t crack one pipe and he needed a particularly small phillips head to finish with .
Just so happens I have a Wave Leatherman which had that tool.
I also had 500 feet of 550 paracord in my backpack, all my climbing gear and 6 Nite Ize carabiners.
Using the paracord and two Nite Ize carabiners I made a simple pulley system that would allow us to hold the engine in place and raise it or lower it wherever required with ease.
I am healing from my third shoulder operation and really couldn’t help with the engine, so having a nice pulley system that would easily cleat off without fancy knots made the work easy....
He finished the repair in about an hour and gave me a three free sessions of Sports Therapy.
Except the part where I cut off 25 feet of paracord.
But, that’s why I carry it.
And I’ll carry food for my passengers so I can shut them up while I work out the problem of being stranded....
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