Evacuating during the harsh winter elements is already a difficult feat, but what if you find yourself in a post-EMP environment while driving and have to bug out in the snow? There is no vehicle to comfortably take you to your bug out location. For many, you will be on foot and all you have to get you through this disaster is what is in your car. Do you have the preps and the skills to make this icy trek?
Honestly, ask yourself, what will you do? Well, there are some options, and we’re going to cover them. Naturally, many of these will not apply if you live in a state that doesn’t receive much snow, such as in the deserts or the more “balmy” states. Still, you may be able to take a few things away from this. Let’s do it!
How to Get Out of Dodge in the Snow
First, are your “Go/Bug-Out” bags ready? If you’re traveling somewhere together as a family and the distance is more than a few miles, emergency bags and gear should be in the vehicle for every member of the family: no exceptions! We’ve covered bags until we’re blue in the face. Here are some essential gear must-haves (just to “refresh” your memory):
Protecting Your Feet is a Top Priority for Winter Survival
Remember, your basic survival needs are your top priority when the conditions are harsh. Now, the snow! Myself? I cannot (repeat, cannot) go anywhere at all unless I have my snowshoes with me. Another option and one that I mentioned before is to find the kind of snowshoes made of durable plastic and either orange or yellow, used by the utility and electric companies for a song. Yeah, they’re not exactly “tactical” in color, but if you desire, you can paint them with spray paint. They’re that color to enable guys who are…