- An efficient roadside assistance service by your car manufacturer.
- Random strangers who make you renew your faith in humanity and trust the goodness in the world.
- Phone (preferably two phones) with sufficient charge and data balance to call and co-ordinate your rescue. It acts like a security blanket too on occasion.
- A bottle of water in the car.
- Friends who tell you to chill and start co-ordinating with the on-road assistance people. (RV)
- Friends on conference calls who crack esp jokes and keep you feeling happy and safe. (Thunder Dragon girls)
- A co-operative digestive tract that does not set off additional reasons to worry.
- A city that is safe and pleasant and blessed with amazing weather.