I've looked at several threads (including that one started in 2004), but very few shared experiences dealt with long distance towing in the middle of nowhere and most of them took place years ago. Since I tend to avoid metropolitan centers, my question centers on the unexpected far, far from home. Something a bit more current would be appreciated.
My advice is usually, "ride a Harley" Seems like every community in America has a guy who can wrench on a Harley.
BTW, I don't follow that advice myself, but I carry a cell phone and a credit card for my insurance. Oh yeah, and I pray a lot. Your results might vary.