A charged cellphone with coverage in the area may be the most important piece of safety equipment.
avoid camping in or beyond desert washes
. The water can rise suddenly in your camp, or block egress from the camp.1)
carry extra food and water in case water or mud makes it impossible to get back to town. It will dry out in a day or two.2)
park facing outwards so that you can put it in to drive instead of having to back out of a parking spot3)
scout out another way out of the campsite in case the primary exit is blocked4)
leave the drivers' seat clear of stuff so that you can get in it without delay5)
put your keys where you can find them easily and always in the same place. Example: in the left drink holder of the console6)
Additional tips that may be helpful for solo female travelers:
choose parking areas that are NOT in large metropolitan areas but rather in smaller urban communities…lower crime rates and more upscale neighborhoods.
sleep in something you can drive in suddenly if needed, without the need for additional coverup