Amber Van Hecke Stranded in Desert
08 May 2017

True Tale of Desert Survival

We recently learned that a Texas woman got stranded in a remote part of Arizona after she ran out of gas during a solo trip to the Grand Canyon. We didn’t hear about this case until after the show about this woman’s rescue aired on 20/20 in March. But it

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red hammers to break the window.
01 Apr 2017

Assembling a Car Emergency Kit

Here in the Pacific Northwest Spring is just around the corner. We keep getting glimpses of the sun but not a whole day of sunshine yet. Around here, as soon as the weather warms up people hit the road. When Northwesterners aren’t snowboarding or skiing, they’re at the ocean, hiking,

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Never leave these items in a hot car on a summer day
18 Jul 2016

Why These 10 Items are Dangerous in a Car on a Hot Summer Day

Summer heat presents all types of hazards in regards to sensitive items and chemicals that don’t like extreme temperatures. In some scenarios, dangerous items have warnings posted on them because they may burst, explode, or have an otherwise unfavorable affect that can be harmful to people or surroundings. This is

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car in flood
23 Dec 2015

Flooded Creek Car Escape Teaches Valuable Survival Lessons

Winter weather can cause flash floods that make roads you thought you knew take on a new, and very deadly, risk. Trevor Thorlakson, 16, didn’t notice the water until it was too late when he was driving on a rural road in in Gerald, Missouri. He and a friend were

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car in winter
10 Dec 2015

How to Prepare Home and Car for Winter’s Worst Weather

Don’t get stranded out in the cold. Winter is here. The cold winds and snow are beautiful but deadly if you’re not prepared. Here’s how to get ready for anything Old Man Winter can throw at you. The two main places people are at the most are in their homes

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16 Dec 2014

How to Escape a Sinking Car

When Carrie Mattingly lost control of her SUV on an icy road, she and her daughter went headlong into a nearby pond. The Washington state residents crashed through a fence and had precious seconds to get out with their lives.

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27 Nov 2014

How to Make Your Vehicle a Fortress of Safety

In an emergency situation, every possible route to survival must be considered. A car or truck can play a huge role in protecting you and your loved ones. Prepare for anything by planning ahead. Maps, weapons, and survival tools should all have a place in your ride. Keep survival  in

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19 Nov 2014

Evasive Driving Techniques Anyone Can Master

The evening rush hour and the holidays are the times when you’ll see the most drivers on the road. After a long day at the office, many drivers are feeling tired. When a driver is tired or stressed, they might take it out on others using the road.  If there

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04 Nov 2014

Preparing Your Vehicle For Emergencies

Your car can be many things: a safe haven from the rain during a storm, your own concert hall when you’re driving by yourself, and what gets you from point A to B. We spend a lot of time in our cars. Unfortunately, that means there’s a lot that can

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