These are disastrous sounding events, but it could be nothing more than being in NO Cell Signal area, or a cell tower being out when you happen to be lost.
For this reason, it is prudent to have an old fashion Road MAP &/or Road Atlas. For under $5 you can have a Folding Map. Why would anyone not have such a low cost item in their Bug Out Vehicle as well as in their every day car.
The PREPPER HANDBOOK RECOMMENDATION is to have a Plastic Coated Folding Road Map for your State and a Plastic Coated Folding US Road Map, in your vehicle glove compartment and also in your vehicle Bug Out Bag, and then a Road Atlas in your vehicle trunk. Remember the value of redundancy, and on low cost items like this, it is very affordable.
It is also good to have a DC to AC inverter in your vehicle to use as a 120 VAC power supply. For under $50 you can use your vehicle as a back up power supply. An area Phone Book is also a good information source if foraging to Salvage Supplies becomes necessary.
For more information:
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Power Outage Preps
Power Outage Heater
The SHTF Day One
Survive a 2 week Power Outage
Complete Sustainable Living Plan
Backup Power Supply
Backup Electricity for under $50