Extreme Winter Survival Vehicle Kit

Sensible Prepper Presents: Extreme Winter Survival Vehicle Kit. We're putting together the items that can give you a fighting chance against Old Man Winter. Inspired by the Story of the family in NW Nevada who in 2014, was stranded in their vehicle for 48 hours in -21 degree temps and their story of survival.

Tinder Torch review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7xrCYUYEFQ&t=2s

Olight M1X Striker Flashlight: http://goinggear.com/olight-m1x-striker-1x-18650-2x-cr123a-1000-lumens-dual-switch-cree-xm-l2-led-flashlight.html

Thanks For Watching~ Sootch00

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  • Donald Trump

    Glad to live in Texas, we had a few snowflakes 10 years ago

  • Enoob

    If you sweat…you die.

  • Scott Person

    I wear daily contacts so I keep an older pair of glasses in all of my vehicles. If you don’t have a pair take your prescription to a place like Walmart or Costco and get a cheap pair for your car. Also, if you are going to be in an area with snow make sure you have sunglasses. My glasses automatically tent. You do not want to loose vision in an emergency situation or even have sore eyes.

  • Thystaff Thywill

    10 hr large hot hands are must have too. In case you’re stuck on the hwy and don’t have enough around to bug outside. Just put those in your shoes, in your coat, and in your pockets and you’ll stay warm overnight while in the vehicle.

    • LEXUS-RX300

      Thystaff Thywill personal heater

    • Thystaff Thywill

      +MegaMetinMetin Hothands works off a powder mix that don’t need any type of fuel or ignition. It just needs to be opened to get air. You can use a large sock to put them in for children as well.

  • Rick Anderson

    Keep your vehicle full of fuel. Never let it get below 1/2 a tank.

  • Francis Marion

    That blonde with the crossfire was dressed correctly to me… to me, not the cold.

  • Utilitarian Sharp

    You’re the man Don! Thanks for making these videos, hope folks will watch and survive! Great vid.

  • Ingalls Creek Wilderness Outfitters

    Love the Tinder Torch being a part of your kit. I hope you’re able to read the e-mails I sent you, I know they get buried, but I have a new product Fierce Fire that just hit the market that is especially designed for burning long lengths of time. I hope I get the chance to let you try some, but you’re also getting a Christmas gift from me anyway, so look out for it this year!

    • sterling ryals

      Ingalls Creek Wilderness Outfitters I support your product hope you succeed

    • Ingalls Creek Wilderness Outfitters

      +sterling ryals Thank you sterling ryals. Since Don’s review of The Tinder Torch I’ve been able to sustain a steady income. I owe him a lot, I hope he likes the Fierce Fire just as much when he finally gets his hands on some. I think he will, because if I dare say so, it is… better than… Cotton balls and Vaseline!! +SensiblePrepperโ€‹

  • White Master Mariner

    I always have my toolbox and a dozens cans of food and fruit in my 4wd. When I drive to my outdoor recreation areas, I put a can of soup or chilli on top of the vehicle engine. By the time I arrive the can is hot and I instantly have a hot meal ready to eat upon arrival. Stop along the way for a loaf of french bread, wedge of swiss cheese, something to drink. Damn fine meal.

  • WCGwkf

    I think you can start out with not having a chrysler before being dressed like that lol

  • Danny M

    I live in the Northeast so snow is a way of life for us. Great kit but a few additions would be kitty litter or ice melt, a small snow shovel made from some type of metal, maybe some old car mats that can be placed around the tires for traction, tow cables, and a jump pack. Also, drive slowly on the snow, be careful of ice under the snow and black ice too. I would also add sunglasses for snow glare during cold bright sunny days. Always leave plenty room between you and the next vehicle at lights, on the highway, curves, and coming into any intersections. Carry extra windshield deicer/cleaner because you will need to clean salt and sand off the windshield just riding around.

    • Danny M

      Even drivers with 4x4s need to go at it slow during the winter. Ice is not your friend no matter how cautious you are on the road.

    • Darren Malone

      Danny M some gems here! sunglasses, deicer, rubber mats for traction, shovel! also led headlamp

    • Kman31ca

      Yup, good stuff. As a Canadian this stuff is need to know stuff. One thing I would add, is learning how to use your brakes in snowy/icy conditions. Over half the ppl I have seen get stuck, accidents, etc is from not knowing how to properly use your brakes in those conditions. Going down hills gear down even to 1st to keep from using the brakes. When turning, and you start sliding, lightly pump the brakes, or just get off them and try to let your tires keep traction. It’s almost entirely counter to intuition, but hard braking on ice just makes things worse. Or buy a vehicle with extremely good traction control. Used to own a Landrover. Thing broke down once a week, spent a fortune getting it back to mint condition. Lift kit, custom suspension. But out of every 4by4 I’ve ever driven. That thing was hands down the best. It had the best traction control I’ve ever used. I could just slam the brakes on in any ice and the computer would give the perfect amount of braking. I worked in the Oil Fields, and I pulled out quite a few monster 1ton jacked up F-350s.
      But back to the point. Brakes ,if not used correctly in icy conditions is your #1 enemy.

    • Danny M

      Thanks Kman31ca Excellent advice. I also agree LandRovers are great in adverse conditions.

    • Matthias Fritz

      you are right that are also the things I would add to the winter kit. A good Shovel is very important I would say and also a very bright light. Especially in winter conditions you can’t see good or far in the night. A good flashlight with about 800 lumen I would say to light up the road or just find your way if you go away from your vehicle or just plain signaling. (thrunite tc 10 v2 would be a option). And I agree to all said above because you should drive carefully every time you get in the car and adjust to your surroundings. Thanks for sharing your experience and be safe out there.

  • Chris ross

    when winter comes i always have a box of wheelchains in the trunk… even equipped with winter tires it really helped me several times to come back home at low pace in snow storms…

    • bluenetmarketing

      When I first read this, I thought you said wheelchairs, and I laughed out loud! Definitely slow going in those wheelchairs with studded wheels.

    • simonferrer

      Always a good thing to have in the winter, along with a snow shovel and a few sandbags (weight on the axle, plus traction for the tires if you get stuck).

    • MaveRick.

      I think there’s a provision on the laws that allow the use of snow chains during times of heavy snowfall. They just don’t want you to leave them on all winter because of all the damage they do to bare tar or concrete. When I was a child it was not uncommon to see people doing this.

    • Tim M

      +MaveRick. Yup, I looked up the laws for my state & you are right, this state even allows for studded tires during winter months.ย ย 

    • Eatie Gourmet

      They don’t — Can’t! — do that much damage.ย  We have them on our work trucks once icy weather sets in. They get us through it.ย  I had studded tires for my old pick up, used them in winter. no problem.ย  Roads are actually pretty tough things; more road damage comes from cracks, water settling, freezing, then pot holes — nothing to do with tire chains!

  • SmokyMountainOutdoorsman

    Can’t say it enough because I’ve seen it first hand. PREPARE FOR THE WORST. It’s better to have and not need than need and not have.

  • William Prince

    It might sound silly but I strongly suggest everyone spend a night in their car in their driveway. A) It is a great equipment check and B) more importantly it will help you gain some confidence that you can handle it because you have done it before. Stress is a product of self doubt and stress kills.

    • RoughHands Co.

      William Prince I agree with you on this, great idea for those unsure of their capabilities.

    • Kabloosh

      I’ve spent plenty of nights in my car when I was younger… if you know what I mean. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • nrs10001

      William Prince Right now I’m still saving up for my first car and when I do get it the first thing I’m doing is spending the night in it. Partly because it would be cool to in 40 years talk about how I spent the night in my first car the first night I had it. The main reason however is that I feel it’s a great way to become familiar with your vehicle and, like you stated, it lessons the stress of having to do it in an emergency situation.

    • Eatie Gourmet

      I DID this!ย ย  It was when the weather was better, though.ย  But I got a handle on sleeping in the car — its a small SUV, back seat is Always down for Roger (the dog), so there’s a big open space,ย  and the dog-bed pad is actually fairly luxurious, compared to sleeping on the ground camping.ย  It went fairly well, gave me confidence. (Not sure how well it will go when I am joined by Roger — he hears things and barks when in unusual circumstances…… That’s my next experiment…we’ll see…)

    • Merlin

      William Prince did that last night. I do it every year. Great way to practice. Shake down cruise in your driveway is a safe and excellent way to learn without risk.

  • Richard Casey

    I live in Colorado. You know what we call that snow scene in Atlanta? “Wednesday”.

    • The Weapon Collection

      Richard Casey right!… I live up north just west the foothills.

    • larry sellers

      Richard Casey those yuppie kneegrows don’t know about snow

    • rickd248

      Richard Casey I live in Phoenix, Arizona. Do you know what we call that picture? What the hell is all that white stuff on the ground. I think I’ll go jump in the pool again. It’s currently 66 Degrees in my backyard. Sunday, Dec. 11, we’re looking for a high of 72 Degrees. However, I have a fully stocked survival kit in my Jeep. Plus an area specific kit if we do go up north were it does get cold sometime. Rather then a Tea Candle I have two seventy two hour candles in cans along with spare wicks. They burn slowly with very little smoke. Once candle set in a car with several windows cracked will keep the inside air well above the outside temp.

      As I am writing this the talking heads on TV broke in with some sad news. John Glenn has died at the age of 95. This may not mean much to you younger generation, but I remember when the Freedom 7 took off and orbited the earth. RIP John.

    • Richard Casey

      HA that’s great. I lived in Tempe, AZ for eight years, but that was a long time ago. The winters there are great as well as the golf and desert.

  • Brad Basham

    I totally understand keeping prepared. I live in South Florida. In January, we’ve had nights where it got down to 36ยฐ. Scary !!
    That’s why I always keep a windbreaker jacket in my trunk.

  • NicholasG28

    I don’t think 1 inch of snow qualifies as “blizzard conditions”

  • Masterg Samuraixmen

    middle aged survival wanna be

  • Jill Logan

    I have lived in Vermont all my life one thing I keep in my car is cat littler. It’s added weight plus it gives traction

  • Feldwebel Wolfenstool

    …two big trash bags inside each other can make an improvised sleeping bag with “stuff” like balled up newspaper, cattails, leaves, moss, etc. stuffed between the two layers..I’m starting to carry my extra NcStar green laser in the pack.

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