How to Prep Your Car

Is your car prepped in case SHTF? If not, read this to learn what you need to do.

When most people think about prepping they think of their homes or bug-out bags, especially if they are new to prepping. 

But there is a lot more to think about than that. 

One often overlooked, but extremely important thing, is to prep your car.

A lot of people spend a significant amount of time in their cars.

Not only that, disasters can occur without warning, and you should be prepared to bug out to a secondary safe location. You do this in your car, so it is wise to have it ready.

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Your Car Kit

A car kit is like a survival kit in your car which also has things specific for your vehicle.

Include all the normal things you would in a survival kit such as food, shelter, water, rescue, first-aid, etc.

In addition, you should take repair supplies in case your car breaks down.

You should also have a basic understanding of mechanics.

You can have all the repair equipment in the world, but if you don’t know how to use it, it is useless.

Some things are difficult to repair, especially with new cars, but simple tasks such as replacing tires or doing an oil change should be within your grasp.

Prepping Your Car for Winter

Here are some tips on how to prepare your car for winter.

You can start by keeping extra blankets in your car so that if you get stranded in a snowstorm, you can stay warm.

Ice scrapers are extremely handy for when your windshield ices over. Keep one or two in your car kit.

You can also add chains to your wheels for more stability

Apart from knowing how to prepare your car for winter, you must also know how to drive in these winter conditions since roads can be slippery and visibility can be low.

The main things are to drive slowly and keep your fog lights on. If it gets too dangerous, pull over and wait out the bad weather. 

Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance is a must when you have your own vehicle.

Take it to a professional once every 15,000 miles, or do it yourself if you can.

It's best to fix problems early so they don’t become worse.

Even better, do what you can to prevent them from arising in the first place. As they say, prevention is always better than cure. 


When it comes to prepping, keep in mind the overall picture and don't get too focused on the details.

You should consider not only how to prepare your home, but also things such as your vehicle and bug-out locations.

If you want to learn more about prepping, you can check out ‘The Disaster Survival Handbook’ here:

Always be prepared!

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Article by Sam Fury

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Sam Fury is the creator and owner of the Survival Fitness Plan.

He has had a passion for martial arts and outdoor pursuits since he was a young boy growing up in Australia.

As a young adult he joined the military and studied outdoor leadership in college. After that, to further his skills, Sam started traveling to learn from the best in the world in various fields related to the Survival Fitness Plan including various martial arts in China, SE Asia and Brazil, Parkour in Singapore, Surf Life Saving in Australia, and others. 

These days, he still enjoys learning new things, traveling and sharing what he has learned via the Survival Fitness Plan. 

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