After watching a winter snowstorm sweep through the Pacific Northwest area, we wondered how our followers would deal with a survival situation in a winter blizzard after becoming stuck in their vehicle. Respond with what you would do in this potentially deadly scenario.
Here is the scenario: It is 1 pm. You are traveling with two other family members in an intense blizzard. After driving on a back road in a mountain area of the Cascade Mountains in your 2-wheel drive car, it becomes stuck on the road and can not move forward or back. Here are the items you have with you:
1/4 tank of gas, a spare tire, a tire rod, a liter of water, 2 granola bars and a ziploc bag of trail mix. There is a small amount of paper trash on the floor of the car. All three of you have cell phones, but all the batteries are low. There is no cell phone reception where you have become stuck and there is one phone charger in the car. You are all wearing 2 layers: cotton tshirts with a fleece sweatshirt and one with a cotton sweatshirt, jeans, cotton socks and tennis shoes.
The blizzard is anticipated to last at least one more day, but you are on a rural backroad which may not attract attention for several days. You don't know the rate that the snow is falling, but in the 30 minutes that you have been stuck, you realize that you can no longer see the dirt road ahead anymore and the car's tire tracks behind are gone.
What action do you take to keep yourself and your family members safe?
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Up tomorrow: What happens next.