People were stranded on I-20 east of Atlanta for a day or two at least. A couple of Jeep clubs did their best to make sure people were taken care of, my club Jeep Masters of Augusta and Georgia Jeepers primarily. They offered their services through its membership to get people food, water or to and from work as needed.
One of my biggest concerns with my loved ones on the road like this is something like this to happen, especially in a cold climate and they not be able to sustain themselves for at least a day or two while stuck and unable to get to shelter.
Being prepared to minimize the impact something like this will have on you is really quite easy and inexpensive to put in place.
I’ve built 2 bags for each of us to carry. One that can be classified as a full on “GET HOME” bag with enough stuff in it to hopefully survive on the side of the road for a day or two. Or be able to get home walking if needed for a couple days. Food, water (or at least water purification), shelter, tools, fire starting materials etc. No need to carry this everywhere we go. Most of the time just on road trips outside the local area. Where we don’t feel it would take more than a day or two to get to shelter and food and such.
For the rest of the time we have our “grab bags”. These are small bags with just little odds and ends that you “might” need if you get stuck somewhere. Almost like a day pack style load out.
What do you carry with you?