What to do if you break down in a no cell service area with no CB

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  1. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    1) take a stock inventory of all your food/beverage supplies.

    2) calculate how much you eat and drink per day.

    3) plan on dying 24 hours after your supplies run out.
     
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  3. lilillill

    lilillill Sarcasm... it's not just for breakfast

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    I was up near Souix Falls, SD (or maybe Minnesota? Can't remember) when I saw a guy step out from around a truck on the shoulder with no jacket on... it was like -11°. He waved at me, so I stopped.

    Come to find out, he pulled over to check something real quick, hopped out without his jacket and got locked out of the truck. I took him up to the next exit with a truck stop where he could wait until someone got it unlocked for him.

    That could have been deadly.
     
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  4. LameMule

    LameMule Heavy Load Member

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    I always call out on the radio when I see a truck in distress on a two lane but virtually never get a response.
     
  5. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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  6. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

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    Do you have one ? It's diffently worth it if it works
     
  7. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    Don't forget the satellite plan, too. 30-100 a month.
     
  8. MacLean

    MacLean Medium Load Member

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    Most new cars don’t have enough room for a 2nd body in the trunk, I wouldn’t worry.
     
  9. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

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    it seem's like those rapist like those old Crown Vics or LTDs cause they can pack all the rope and duct tape and a couple shovels & axes and still have room for couple bodies ...lol
     
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  10. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    No. I have a Qualcomm with satellite service . Also, I have Verizon and T-Mobile phones that have a signal 99.9% of the places I run. For those running out in the boonies, t would definitely want some way to get hold of someone at all times.
     
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  11. buddyd157

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    yeah, back in many of us and early years, no cells phones even existed. no satellites either. you had to depend on the cb radio, when other drivers actually helped you.

    but if you ran thru the deserts, or mountains, many times, you were there for a while, and appreciated the police stopping to help you.
     
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