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

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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.

  • 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…)

  • 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”

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