Are you ready to crash? Road trip safety.

Podcast episode 122221

Published on December 22nd, 2021

In this episode I’d like to throw out some ideas about road travel safety and security. I’d like to look at some possible events that could interrupt that travel. I’d also like to talk about what we should think about having in our vehicle in case the impossible happens. While there are constant reminders published, most places throughout the country are already in the grips of their winter. This season is typically created a higher frequency of vehicular accidents resulting in the needs for survival skills. We talk a lot about being prepared for larger scale disasters, but at the end of the day, we need to be prepared for any emergent situation that arises in our circle.

Let’s get this party started, by looking at the old mail bag.


Tawnya from Georgia gets us started with her question “you’ve talked a lot about the major catastrophes but what about the everyday stuff”?

Jerry from Tennessee adds “in speaking about transportation from a disaster, any special ideas about driving”?

Robert from New York asks “while I feel pretty secure at home, the drive to and from always concerns me a little”?

Debbie from California asks “several websites have lists of ideas within a package available to buy from them, what should I have in the car with me”?

Finally, last but not the least, Myron from South Dakota asks “defensive driving courses are so expensive, any ideas”?

Great questions to all those who sent them in. If I didn’t get to your question, sorry about that, but don’t worry, I’m sure we’ll touch on this topic again as its really relevant to a requirement for survival.

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Welcome to this week’s show, I am the Alaska Outlaw and I am glad to be here with you guys! That’s right I’ll be your host and guide in our discussion. Each week we look at a different facet of what being prepared looks like in the real world of everyday. It is absolutely awesome to be back with you guys here for another adventure of discovery and obtaining the super power of common sense.

This week we’re going to talk about the average, everyday preparedness skills that we can engage tonight on our home. I want to talk about your preparedness for a vehicle accident. We going to cover this from several different angles, first we’ll cover the song and dance from the auto insurance dealer across the street here with some basic ideas about defensive driving techniques, including defensive driving in the soup. Then we’ll cover some basic necessities in the car, for both around town and long haul. Then, we’ll cover the extremes. Talk about extreme survival, in out of the ordinary.


So, in this episode I want to start with the everyday things, especially given that this is one of those events that can be avoided.  I always think that “avoided risks are conquered risks”, and being prepared is the best way to conquer risks.

  • Driving basics w/security mindfulness
  • Defensive driving in weather
  • Some basic supplies in the vehicle
  • Difference between in-town and long-haul
    • Include the written plan to contact
  • Extreme weather conditions

As always my friends, I am honored and humbled that you have chosen to spend this time listening to me. I deeply appreciate each and every one of you. Being prepared provides each of us with the confidence for successful survival. We mentioned before, and will certainly say again, that survival is a 90% mental task, but that 10% of physical resources is critically important.. By having a confidence and discipline, we can and will survive. Remember to be strong, be safe, and keep your head on a swivel… Peace

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