Trapped In a Car For 27 Hours In a Blizzard!

Trapped In a Car For 27 Hours In a Blizzard!

Last week Virginia & Maryland saw up to 15 inches of snowfall in just a few hours. This caused hundreds of vehicles to get stuck on route 95 in Virginia overnight during freezing cold weather. Many drivers were stuck for over 27 hours before being freed. Today we are going to break this disaster down and go over what lessons can be learned from this scenario and what items you should keep in your vehicle emergency kit to be prepared for a scenario like this.

28 Comments

  1. Starry Night on January 13, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    Putting a jar candle in one of the cup holders in the car can bring a lot of heat. Having extra thick heavy socks, ski gloves, sleeping bags, hats, granola bars and protein bars, battery charger packs for phone charging, a couple of hot thermos filled with soup or hot chocolate when planning a long winter trip. The kind of thermos that stay hot all day or night. If you got kids with you make sure they have books or coloring books to give them something to do.

  2. Kathy Brokos on January 13, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    Remember that snow is a great insulator.

  3. Tiffani Bilyou on January 13, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    I keep a Bob in my car at all times. I have emergency food hand warmers and solar blankets among other supplies.

  4. Diana Wilson - Online Course Resource on January 13, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Thanks again for the awesome video. I am glad I was able to catch you live.

  5. Leviticus on January 13, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Thanks captain hindsight

  6. HaniAl HalAluYahuah222 on January 13, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Personally…I tend to watch weather forcasts before heading out! An wah-la always been safe from nature’s nasty times!! HalAluYaHU ulam (always)

  7. Russell Bowman on January 13, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    I’m unsubbing. This asshat is nothing but a commercial. Is he actually in a car during freezing conditions? Nope! Sitting at his desk surviving Central heating!!!

  8. Independent News Media on January 13, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Informative video.

  9. Jeff S on January 13, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Enough about the F-ing Senator. If there were families, I amagine there were children. I would help a child way before a politician.

  10. Ray Aznavorian on January 13, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Zippo cigarette lighters are great if you use them daily OR need a lighter that won’t blow out in the wind. Worth having put aside with flints and fluid.

  11. Taylor Lubbeck on January 13, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    I live in Texas and I keep multiple blizzard blankets in my jeep to cover all the windows

  12. RustyDice on January 13, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Preps trunk with snow survival and rescue kit…realise I drive a snow white car…poop.

  13. John V. on January 13, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    As someone who lives in Virginia, I am absolutely mind blown that residents still do not understand how terrible our infrastructure is. Too many people just don’t even watch for incoming weather, that’s the number one prep…. Be aware of what’s coming… No one should have been on the roads if not needed. If it rains it floods, if it snows we’re screwed, if a hurricane comes were even more screwed… VA sucks as state resources are never available and ready. So lesson to everyone stuck…. prep and stay home when you see a flurrie….

  14. JD Hood on January 13, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    There are some "travel urinals" you can get that are like a plastic bag with stuff in it that gels when wet and you can seal it up tight afterward, but that only solves half the potential problem. If not right next to a truck stop or some place with facilities, perhaps a folding shovel and a roll of TP? And hopefully some dense brush nearby?

  15. Jeannie Scarber on January 13, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Best idea; if you know there is going to a bad storm, don’t drive! If you have to.. make sure the exhaust does not get blocked. Carbon monoxide poisoning can happen if snow pikes past your muffler. Make sure there is good circulation when you turn the car on for heat. Have a shovel.

  16. Janet Hill on January 13, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    A lesson to be learned for NOT having electric cars.

  17. Jean Goforth on January 13, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Record breaking snowfall in the Sierras trapped several thousand people without power just after Christmas. Some were still without power for heat and cooking a couple of days ago.

  18. christopher peterson on January 13, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    2 items overlooked by most preppers. # 1 boating style marine flairs, parachute, hand held, smoke, flair gun, ( most expired marine boat flairs are known to work for 20 years ) #2 uhaul style packing moving blankets, are quilted, very very warm, and cheap or free if you keep an eye out.

  19. Patten On Life on January 13, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    Do you have a list of what to put in your winter vehicle emergency kit?

  20. Dean oktoday on January 13, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    I have a glass jar filled with candles and a lighter in the car. Gives off light ,warmth and safe in the jar on the dash Couple packets of biscuits wrapped in cling film along with water ect.

  21. N Saidy on January 13, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Can you please put the link for some of the items you mentioned.

  22. BianCannabis on January 13, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Costco has usb hand warmer

  23. Anthony Gomez on January 13, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Really enjoy your videos. Always have emergency gear in My truck . Youngins don’t get it. Their I pads I pods all they need lol . Waiting for someone to save their butt’s little sheep.

  24. E. R. on January 13, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    Hot Hands also makes foot warmers. Has anyone used them?

  25. GenXGemini on January 13, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    I’ve tried the candle in the car thing. My experience was that it didn’t work worth a crap. Had a thermometer in there and after 8 hours, no change. 😥

  26. PyroNymph - on January 13, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    I keep emergency sleeping bags, mylar space blankets,, gallons of water, baby wipes, kitty litter, hand warmers, tp, and a mini survival kit in my car. Tools, jumper cables, electronic jumper starter, tow cable. Can’t be too prepared.

  27. Chris on January 13, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Did you catch the story about the guy who left his vehicle and died just 200 yards from his car? In Virginia during this last blizzard.

  28. bar0nger on January 13, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    one of those uno candle lanterns either one of two candle is probably a good choice, also they are small car electric water kettles you can get too. coffee and hot chocolate can provide a pick up. Always have wool blankets and warm woolly socks. I always just use the blankets as a seat cover for the back seat.

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