For many families, vacation is a time of long traveling and exciting road trips. With the weather improving and COVID-19 restrictions lifting, the people demand to explore tragic and exciting places. Sometimes you may be forced to travel to remote locations with very limited resources. In these remote areas, your survival gears and skills will be essential if you encounter an emergency. Get yourself a perfect road survival kit ready before you get into the truck and head out of the grid.
Basic tool kit and phone charger
It isn’t necessary to be an expert mechanic to fix simple mechanical problems. However, a basic tool kit is required, which can easily be stored beneath the seat or on the vehicle’s back. You will need to call for assistance if your breakdown is too severe.
For any journey off the main roads, having access to spare water is essential. It is wise to have a supply of drinking water with you in both dry and water-rich climates. If you have a hurt or leaky radiator, you can use water to hydrate, clean a wound, or hydrate yourself.
Jump your battery
Whenever the battery in your car needs a booster, a pair of jumper cables may seem like an absolute necessity. During a deep discharge, however, these won’t help. In this case, a jump should be sufficient to turn the engine over if the battery is just below the threshold.
It takes more than just a few snacks to satiate your snack craving. Your vehicle should always have a supply of food to keep you, and your passenger motivated. When it comes to emergency food stashes, it can be tendered non-cooking high-calorie food that is shelf-stable. A snicker bar may be great for emergency food in the winter, but when the temperature rises, the Snicker bar will turn into a molten mess if left sitting in a hot car. Cans of all types will be suitable for the requirements.
First aid kit
One of the better investments you can make is a first aid kit from a commercial source, but a kit does not have to be assembled in a factory to be effective. A good kit(or even an amazing one) can also be constructed by choosing each piece of equipment and supply item. There will be the usual “boo-boo” stuff, such as bandages, gauze, and antiseptic lotion.
You may also be able to utilize OTC medicines, such as pain reliever, stomach remedies, antihistamines, itch creams, and the like. Make sure you have trauma supplies on hand as well. Additional supplies such as EMT shears, larger bandages, dressing, tourniquets, and other supplies should also be included. Along with your new kit, get a course in first aid from a reputable source.
The shelter is typically your highest priority when it comes to surviving in the backcountry, so your vehicle can provide it. Blocking the wind and rain doesn’t solve the problem. If the weather changes or the low temperature occurs at night, you’ll need warmth. A blanket on every seat in your car will suffice for many occasions. It would depend on your storage space and budget whether you choose fleece or wool (wool is less bulky but pricey). There is also the option of a space blanket. Even though they are cheap and take up very little space, they are not very comfortable.
Bring the flat tire kit.
Getting a flat tire in the backcountry is a big problem when the rubber meets the road. To swap out one damaged tire, you will need a spare tire, iron, and jack. You can do even more with a tire plug kit and air compressor. You can use the gummy strands and adhesive to plug a large thorn or nail. Inflate the tire with the air compressor, and you’re on your way.
So, here are some tricks and tools that save you from hazards that may happen on the road. The teens and the youngsters who are more likely to be affected by the road hazards should craft a road survival kit like this to have a safe journey.