Traffic Gridlock – Are You Prepared?
Los Angeles, Thanksgiving Getaway 2016. When I saw these traffic images of complete gridlock, and whenever I see or experience a nightmarish traffic situation, it affects me in a way that’s probably a bit different than other.
While others who are stuck in the same traffic jam are most likely annoyed, angry, or pi$$ed off about being late to wherever they’re going next, I instead get a reinforcing jolt of certainty that most people will be absolutely ‘screwed’ who live in population-dense regions if and when the SHTF. It’s absolutely amazing to witness the sea of humanity at times – and to recognize the systemic risks that go along with the supporting infrastructure that keeps it all alive…
That said, people live where they live, and that’s the way it is. So what can be done to be prepared for traffic gridlock?
A few ideas:
- Keep your gas tank full! I am one of those who rarely lets my tank fall below half. Although I currently live rural and don’t have to worry about traffic gridlock, I have spent many years of my life living and working in very population-dense regions (have even been in the exact traffic-jam location pictured above), I do feel better knowing that I have the range of travel with a near full tank. If you’re caught in a serious traffic jam while running on fumes, you will only make it worse when you run out of gas!
- Keep food / snacks in your car. It will certainly help your mood if you’re getting hungry around meal time while stuck in a traffic jam.
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