We recently just made the decision to take another adventure in our 71’ VW Van from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. Surprisingly, it always seems to escape us a few 100 miles down the road what precisely we are traveling in. In an engine with the power of a riding lawnmower, we found ourselves quickly feeling invincible — leading to the newfound ambition that maybe we’d just drive all the way to South America.
We were somewhere in the middle of Missouri when we found ourselves on the side of the road with half our bodies filling the engine cavity. Our journey had just hit a sharp turn. So it was back north… On a flatbed.
We’re no strangers to things turning bleak while traveling. What we’ve learned along the way is how to not lose our shit. We’re constantly chalking things up to just another bump in the road of our adventures. Regardless of where in the world your journey leads you, if you can follow these 6 ways of avoiding SHTF travel scenarios, you too just may come out clean on the other side.