Are you prepared for your daily commute?
This may seem like a silly question, but there are many reasons why we want to be prepared for our daily commutes. You could get stranded because of a flat tire, you could get stranded because there’s a pile up on the road that lasts hours, you could be stranded for any number of reasons.
The point is, whether you have a short or long commute, you need to be prepared to deal with the fact that you might need to live in your car or that you might need to abandon your vehicle.
If you have a daily commute to/from work, there are a lot of things that could happen between the time you leave your home to the time you return.
Here are some considerations:
Do you have food and water in your vehicle?
Do you have a first aid kit?
Do you have a tool kit?
Do you know how to change a tire?
Do you know how to diagnose what’s wrong with your vehicle?
Do you have extra blankets in your vehicle during the winter?
Do you have road flares?
Do you have a flashlight with extra batteries?
Do you have a get home bag in case you need to leave your vehicle?
Do you know how to get home on foot?
Do you know what obstacles would be in your way if you were to walk home?
Do you think you’re fit enough to walk home?
Do you think you’re mentally prepared to handle a worst case scenario?
Do you know how long it would take you to walk home from your work place?
Do you have a route planned out to walk home from your work place?
Do you know if there would be any good places to stop and rest along your route home?
Answered no to any of these questions?
If you’ve answered ‘no’ to any of these questions, I highly suggest investing the time to:
One last thing
If you normally travel with other people (carpool) or if you normally travel with pets or child(ren), you’ll need to consider any supplies for them as well.
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