For the unprepared, your automobile can be a treasure trove of survival resources. With a little imagination and know-how the tools you need to survive are right under your dash…
Improvised vehicle resources:
Cigarette lighter: fire starting
Horn: signaling (in bursts of 3)
Side or rearview mirror: visual signaling
CD’s: visual signaling
Tires or rubber floor mats: can be burned for signal fire producing a thick black smoke creating contrast with snow covered surroundings.
Engine fluids: smeared on rag or cloth and used as fire starter.
Hub caps: visual signaling, shovel, water bowl or dew catch.
Headlights: nighttime visual signaling, inner parabolic as fire starter.
Upholstery, seat covers and interior carpeting: clothing, insulation or in shelter construction.