Hello Fellow Survivors,
Even in Britain, where journeys between cities can be completed, sometimes, without leaving the safety of suburbia, there is a danger of becoming stranded in a car.
The A98, between New Pitsligo and Fraserburgh, in Aberdeenshire, is one road where I have experienced this first hand (almost). On New Years Day 1994, I was collected from Fraserburgh for a lift home in New Pitsligo. The driver (my Dad) had encountered no snow on his twenty minute drive out, but on the way back we were crawling through it, twelve inches deep. Thankfully, we were in a Landrover and made it home safely, helping an elderly couple who were stuck and turning others back before they hit trouble. It hadn't snowed at all in New Pitsligo. This was not unusual.
I think you know where this is going - It's important to carry a winter survival box, in your car, at all times; not just during the colder months.
In Britain it can rain any time, day or night, and those few hours between four and seven a.m. are cold, even in the height of summer, so there are only a few small items you might consider superfluous, like the ice scraper. Even that can be useful, if you don't want dog plop in the footwell after your August walk in the park.
The list I'm linking to here, from Stan G. Kain, is the best I could find. The only thing I'd add is a packet of baby wipes. Also, if you can get a wind up radio, have that rather than a battery operated one.
In addition to the list, Stan has given some good advice about journey prep and travel safety practices.
CLICK THIS to access the list.
I hope you find this as informative as I did.
Thanks for reading and keep surviving.
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