Alternate navigation to phone
My partner and I have been working on our preps (seriously, anyway) for a little over a year now. She recently took on a new job where she travels up to 2 hours from home a day. She is a hospice social worker and her routes and clients change. Furthermore, all routes are incredibly rural. Some towns have as little as 50-100 people and even then, many of her clients live on farm roads or rural routes.
We have made sure she has downloaded maps from our Garmin Explorer + and that she has a power bank to charge her phone; however, I have always been a fan of paper maps. The problem that I am running into is that without carrying a bunch of maps it is hard to get one as detailed as we need for alternative roads, etc.
The biggest hazards I believe she would face would be weather related or vehicle related. Ice storms and snow in the winter, severe thunderstorms with flash floods and tornadoes in the spring/summer/fall. And obviously any mechanical issue that can happen to a vehicle.
Does anyone have any suggestions for paper maps or something similar that would be effective? And does anyone else have a job where their route changes constantly and brings them into areas where they aren’t familiar (or have spouses whose jobs require those things)? Any insights would be appreciated and questions are always welcome.