We got stuck (in a hotel, thankfully!) due to a blizzard while driving home from our Spring Break trip. This got me thinking about how unprepared we were. D&C 38:30 counsels ..."if ye are prepared ye shall not fear."
Here are some great ideas to help you survive emergencies which may arise on the road.
Bring tools and know how to use them. Jumper cables, a tire iron, a wrench, a jerk chain, a waterproof rope etc...
Store blankets and weather appropriate gear in your vehicle
Bring along a good first aid kit
Pack several flashlights and extra batteries
Stock a 72 hour kit for your car. Include food, water and other essentials (A good list of items for your 72 hour kit can be found at this link)
Bring an inverter for electrical items
Bring a candle and waterproof matches. Can be used for heat and light
Don't forget toilet paper and a container for disposal of emergency wastes
Your good planning may be a blessing to others along your way!