Sometimes people are on a recreational outing. Whatever the case, it pays to be prepared. This can de-escalate a potentially life-threatening crisis down to an inconvenience.
I’ve written about a couple of incidents recently that resulted in people being stranded with only the supplies in their vehicles. Last winter, a family was stranded for days in the frigid wilderness of the Nevada mountains during subzero temperatures. More recently, a freak snow storm hit the Atlanta, Georgia area causing a gridlock that left many travellers trapped in their vehicles overnight.