Winter steppe, cold, blizzard - and suddenly the engine began to knock! Calling for help is half the battle. How not to freeze, waiting for her and keep warm?
It is necessary to deny the heater in winter, and the cozy interior very quickly turns into a cold piece of iron. As long as the engine is alive, the frost is not terrible - at the very least, you can get to your home. A hundredth is worse if the engine fails. When help arrives, and in the bitter frost sometimes two hours will be enough to produce an oak tree! Of course, it is better to wait out the cold in a well-heated hut or in a warm fur coat, but around the steppe - no firewood, no fur coat, no hut …
The first step is to insulate yourself if possible. If there are no suitable clothes and shoes in the car, let's remember the experience of travelers - motorcyclists. We will put newspapers under trousers, a shirt, a jacket, and we will make multilayer insoles of them into boots - it will become a little more fun to cuckle. By the way, another proven recipe: two Indians under one blanket do not freeze! And the lovers of winter fishing said that with one burning candle you can warm up the tent over the hole - sit for yourself, as if on a stove, and pull the ruffs. So why not warm up the car with a candle? Last winter turned out to be extremely frosty - it was high time to set up an experiment to test the effectiveness of fishing and other well-known methods.
One of the "in distress" "Logans" was covered with newspapers, the other was left as it is. Attaching paper to cold and hard surfaces is not easy - they are covered with frost from breathing, the tape does not stick, but you can just spit and freeze it. Paper on the side windows
Tips on how to keep warm in a stalled car
A ceramic gas stove and the like can help out on winter trips. One can is enough for 4–5 hours of effective heating, which will make it quite comfortable to wait for the help of friends!
To save the remaining heat of the cooling engine, it is useful to cover the front end with something, and sprinkle it with snow around the perimeter. Lucky if you find plastic wrap, roofing felt, cardboard, etc.? Let us remind you that the interior details and wheels of the car are enough to keep the fire going for a day.
Insulating the cabin with newspapers, especially in several layers, is quite effective. An ordinary candle is compact, always ready for use, does not get wet, burns continuously for 8-10 hours, but is of little use for heating the passenger compartment.