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Never Travel Without An Emergency Kit

December 4, 2012 by  

Never Travel Without An Emergency Kit
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Be prepared when you travel.

A snowstorm trapped thousands of trucks and cars on a Russian highway over the weekend, leaving motorists without food and water and running out of gasoline and demonstrating yet again the need to be properly prepared for emergencies.

Police in the region claimed field kitchens were operating on the road, but drivers complained that supplies never reached them and they feared freezing in subzero temperatures if their gas ran out. The traffic jam was as much as 120 miles long at different times on Sunday, with cars moving less than one mile in a 24-hour period.

Every car should have a travel kit containing water and food for 72 hours for several people. It should also include weather-specific items, flashlights, batteries, basic tools and a first-aid kit. For more information on what should go into an emergency kit, go here.

Prepping is prudent and can be a lifesaver. To neglect to prepare is foolhardy.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • dan

    something I learned driving VW’s without great heaters (or defrosters :) )
    was to always dress as if you were going to finish the trip afoot…..sort of like
    when you take the sled dogs for a run .

  • JimH

    I would have thought Russians would be more knowledgable about how to handle winter.
    It’s not like it’s their first one.

  • JC

    In winter climates, never go anywhere with less than half a tank of gas. Carry candles, blankets, first aid kits, water, chocolate / chips, additional clothing, flares, reflective road markers.
    You can fit most of this in a bag the size of an airline carry on and it will fit in the trunk of your car. It doesn’t hurt to keep a small shovel and a length of tow rope and booster cables available as well.
    I live where it gets very cold and I keep this stuff in my truck year round.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.grubb.10 John Grubb

    Never thought the Russian,s were that dumb,especially in winter time!

  • http://gravatar.com/bychoosing WTS/JAY

    Checking the weather report before leaving your home may not be such a bad idea either …!

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