To sort of spin off of yesterday’s topic, let’s say there is an EMP burst or something else along those lines. You are on the road at the time of the disaster. Your vehicle is not operable nor is it likely to ever run again.
Aside from the supplies you (hopefully) have in the vehicle and will take with you, what parts of the vehicle itself may prove useful? Think both in terms of things you could transport as well as things that would be useful if you were to stay where you are for a day or two.
–Floor mats could be used as makeshift ground cover to sit or lay on.
–Mirrors could be used for signaling.
–Gasoline, if siphoned and carried safely, would be useful, right?
–Seat covers could be fashioned into bags.
–Empty soda bottles could carry water.
–Wiring from under the dash could serve as snares.
–Fast food condiments might be nice to season wild edibles.
–Scraps of paper found in the glove box could be tinder for campfires.
–Seat belts would be great lashing material.
Let’s brainstorm a bit. What else could you strip from a dead vehicle? At best, you may have a simple tool kit with you, nothing fancy, just an assortment of wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, and maybe a hammer.
Comment below with your ideas.