Some not that obvious ideas what to scavenge from car after SHTF.
Car is not just a junk after is wrecked after disaster. It is full with valuable resources you can reuse.
CAR TRUNK – is a treasure chest. Try to check as many trunks as possible. You can find tools, food, clothes and all people forgot to take away.
CAR GLOVE BOX – the same as trunk.
SEATS – source of strong fabric. Used to make clothes, bags, ropes and strings. Foam may be used for insulation and good fire starter. Frame and springs for construction
MIRRORS – for signalization, to make tactical mirror, periscope, smaller glass pieces as knife or fish bite – best after SFTF item
SEAT BELTS – very strong ropes, bags, plaits
HEAD LAMPS – usually equipped with lens and spherical mirror as fire makers. Smaller glass as cutting edges
WIRES – cupper and other metals source. Allow you to build other electrical equipment
BULBS – 12V alternative light source
BATTERY – energy source but also acid and lead
ALTERNATOR – allow you to produce energy to power ie bulbs. Utilize as electric engine.
TURBINE – as a fan, as a source of hard plastic, as wind or water turbine
WINDSHIELD – green house walls. Sun drier, sun heater.
LID – big piece of steel. Construction, sleds
TIRES – burning fuel, smoke makers, construction – fill with soil. Wheels for carts
FUEL – this is obvious. Try to find oil too.
Please share if you have more ideas of cart parts which can be used in survival situation after SHTF and describe nature of usages.
This may by much easier to scavenge abandoned cars with tools described here.