Cat litter - one of the survival essentials for a vehicle breakdown?

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It's probably everyone's worst nightmare, getting stranded somewhere in your car, especially if the weather conditions outside are particularly challenging.

This video guide by 'Time' goes through some of the bare necessities you should carry in your car at all times, just in case you break down in the middle of nowhere.


The obvious ones are plenty of water - a few litres at least - and some non-perishable food. However, one that may surprise you is cat litter.

A bag of this could be very beneficial, especially during the snowy months when it can be used to aid traction on your tyres should you get wedged in some snow.

Another essential is a torch. If you get stuck at night and have to walk somewhere to get help, a torch could make a huge difference. It can also be used to warn other drivers should you break down in the middle of the road.

To learn more about what survival essentials you should carry in the car, click on the video above.

By Aidan Rennie-Jones