Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Value of Roadside Assitance

   Most "survivalist" types might not consider AAA to be a preparedness necessity. I for one do not want to picture my awesome wife stranded on the side of some highway or backwoods road with a flat or with a malfunctioning vehicle...especially in circumstances where I am away or unable to get to her. AAA, in particular, provides access to services that, in many instances, can provide convenience and safety. For a small yearly fee, we can rest easy knowing that, in worst case scenarios, we have a backup plan. If its my wife having a flat while in a skirt and heels or myself stranded miles from anywhere during hunting season, help is only a phone call away. So....what happens when the cell phone stops working?
Well for Lori, that isn't much of a concern because she rarely travels far from home or into areas where cell service isn't available. For me though, I have equipped the Xterra with a CB radio. It may not be a satellite phone but, in all except the worst crisis, it will work and provide an avenue for communications. Lastly, we are working on several variations of evacuation plans or "if the phones go down" strategies. Having a pre-determined meeting place or backup plan for communications will be implemented to some degree. More to come on redundancy, evac and comms in the future but for now, make sure that you have AAA or some other form of roadside assistance. ...stay tuned!

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