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Tips for A Trip through the Mountains

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Are you planning a trip through the Mountains to go skiing or hiking?

Here are some tips to be aware of before and during the trip:

1.Make sure that your brakes, windshield wipers, defroster, heater, and exhaust systems are in good condition.

2. Ensure that your brake and transmission fluids, Engine Oil are filled.

3. Fill up the Gas Tank and take some extra gas along if you can and it is safe to do so..

4. Make sure you have some essentials with you just in case:

5. The best way to start would be a "All-In-One" Kit:

72 hour kit,  for you and your passengers.

or our Car Survival Kit with special Vehicle accessories:

Or if you already have some of those items found in the kits, add some of these:

 Flashlights, shovel, sand or kitty litter for traction in icy conditions, snow chains, ice scraper, small broom for wiping of heavy snow loads

Drinking Water, Back- up food like Emergency Food Bars, MRE's, Granola Bars etc.

Fire Starting equipment or a small stove and Fuel, to heat water or food, in case you have to stay put for a while, while the road crews are clearing an avalanche or rocks from the road.

Blankets or sleeping bags and of course personal winter clothing like hats, gloves, scarves, snow pants etc.

Try not to zoom down the hill or use your brakes all the time to slow you down, instead use a lower gear and let the engine help keep the speed down. Front wheel drive cars may skid if the brakes are applies to hard and then you could loose steering. Go slow and be safe.

Give the vehicles going uphill the right of way, especially in icy conditions.

Remember to drink fluids throughout the day.

At higher elevations, insufficient hydration can lead to the onset of symptoms of altitude sickness. Even if they're mild, they can affect your alertness.

One of our customers recently made such a trip and told us he had to wait on a pass for 4 hours because of bad

weather and roads needed to be cleared, so the first thing he was looking for when he came to our store,  were our “pee” and “Poo" Travel Toilet bags. This way he wouldn't need to leave his vehicle next time to go outside in the rain or snow.

Now that you took care of the essentials, have fun, enjoy the scenery and stay alert!

Happy Traveling!

The Survival Center Farm Team

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