Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Join, Welcome, Thank You & This Could Be You!!!

I would like to start my post today by welcoming a new Blogger friend to my blog.   Welcome James W, Swartz Jr., and thank you for joining my blog, please sit back and enjoy the ride.


Are you prepared?  This family went on an outing, and their vehicle ended upside down out in the middle of nowhere.  They used the spare tire as a fire pit and kept a fire going to heat rocks to keep warm while waiting to be rescued. They had a cell phone; of course it didn’t work to make phone calls.  But leaving it on provided rescuers a beacon to help locate and rescue the family. They didn’t leave their vehicle, the rule of thumb is to always stay with your vehicle when it breaks down, and you’re in an unfamiliar location.

Again, I ask; are you prepared for any situation when taking your vehicle out for a ride or traveling a long distance?
Do you carry any of these items in your vehicle in case you have an emergency?
Fire starter
First Aid
Spare tire
Tire Chains
Jumper cables

If you don’t have these items in your vehicle before venturing out, think twice.  This family was rescued alive after missing in the cold wilderness for several days. 

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  1. I would be prepared but sadly I didn't win the "Manual of Emergency and Survival First Aid" someone was giving away some months back.

    Now I will just have to suffer :(

    1. PP,


      I surely know you don't need a book to be prepared!!!!

  2. This all took place about an hour from us. The temps here have been below zero at night since Saturday night! We had -26 on Monday morning! This could have turned out completely different for this family if they hadn't kept their heads about them! So thankful this had a happy ending!

    1. DesertHen,

      I am so happy the family was found and everyone was okay. This family was prepared!!!

  3. Sandy, what a good reminder. I used to carry all those things when still working, and now do not (retired). I think I will put a box back in the car just in case... even driving around our county roads we need to be prepared!

    1. Mary Ann,

      Being retired is wonderful. One never knows when something will happen and having the prepared items with you can save your life.

  4. What an important reminder! Thanks for the list.

  5. Always carry important prescription meds too. A few days before help arrives is long enough to start suffering withdrawals from some medications.