Topic: Getting Lost AND Stranded Off the Road in Your Sport Utility Vehicle - Conserve Your Battery
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If you become stranded off the road in your sport utility vehicle, it is vital that you conserve your battery so that you have power to use your headlights to signal with when you hear search and rescue aircraft. This is of course providing that a dead battery is not the cause of your being stranded.

If you do not have a hand held compass on board but your SUV is equipped with one that is embedded in the vehicle (usually in the rear view mirror), write the direction your vehicle is pointing down on a piece of paper. This may be your only opportunity to get oriented if your battery goes completely dead later.

If you have broken down because of something other than your engine and if you have plenty of gas, you can start your SUV every hour or two and run it for 5 to 10 minutes to keep the battery charged.

If you leave the hood up to signal for help, be sure to remove the light bulb (bottom photo) or this will slowly drain your battery. Turn off all other accessories to assure they do not drain your battery.
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