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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:45 PM

WINTER STORM WARNING: Traveling in icy or blizzard conditions



A government warning was recently issued that anyone traveling in icy or blizzard conditions should take:

- Shovel, blankets or sleeping bag
- Extra clothing including scarf, hat and gloves
- 24 hours supply of food and drink
- De-icer
- 5 lbs of rock salt
- flashlight with spare batteries
- Road flares and reflective triangles
- Tow rope
- 5 gallon gas can
- First aid kit
- Jumper cables




I felt like a complete idiot on the bus this morning.


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Reply WINTER STORM WARNING: Traveling in icy or blizzard conditions (Original post)
Omaha Steve Feb 2013 OP
NRaleighLiberal Feb 2013 #1
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #2
NRaleighLiberal Feb 2013 #3
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #5
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 #19
Control-Z Feb 2013 #9
defacto7 Feb 2013 #11
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #17
Edim Feb 2013 #13
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #16
Sherman A1 Feb 2013 #14
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #15
Logical Feb 2013 #4
Marie Marie Feb 2013 #6
longship Feb 2013 #7
freshwest Feb 2013 #8
Control-Z Feb 2013 #10
defacto7 Feb 2013 #12
smirkymonkey Feb 2013 #18

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:51 PM

1. Duct Tape?

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:55 PM

2. It should be on every list.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:57 PM

3. prolly could fashion some killer snow shoes or something from it!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:58 PM

5. Anything is possible with duct tape.

It's like magic!

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:37 PM

19. Les, Survivor man, took the seats of a car apart and fashioned snow shoes from the car seat foam

He was demonstrating what to do if car broke down on seldom traveled mountain road during winter. He survived in the car for about a week, then got moving. He needed the snow shoes to walk to safety.

Duct tape would have helped.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:04 AM

9. Yes. Along with:

WD40, Velcro and Windex. Don't ask. Future ex always yells for one of these (including the duct tape, of course) whenever something is broken or not working properly.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:23 AM

11. But nothing has more practical uses than...

Vinegar! Vinegar does everything... from insect repellant, making dishwasher dishes spot free, to making cloths soft used in the wash, cleaning battery acid, making a battery with your kid, cleans copper, brass, nickel, a spot remover... let alone the Rostbratten.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:47 AM

17. I'm reminded of that movie about the Greek wedding.

Windex cures everything.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:30 AM

13. yes

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Response to Edim (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:46 AM

16. Life made easy!

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:48 AM

14. Duct Tape is like "The Force"

It has a light side, a dark side and binds the world together.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:46 AM

15. lol. I like that.



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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:58 PM

4. LOL! Good one!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:19 AM

6. Idiot on the bus..

Oh that was too funny.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:25 AM

7. I take candles, a coffee can, and a lighter.

Also, a blanket and a pair of down mittens. Here in the rural woods of Michigan, one can run off a narrow two lane easily and nobody will likely drive by for a while.

One comes prepared. Just in case...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:35 AM

8. We're warned to always keep our tank topped off and have a cellphone charger.

You might need a little TP, too...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:07 AM

10. But don't worry about

bringing your cell phone. After all, it's not like its 2013 or anything!!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:26 AM

12. Didn't read the thread yet but

are we talking about going to Mars?

no that's the other thread..... sorry

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:34 PM

18. This is our third weekend of snowstorms.

I am really getting sick of it. Especially since my building seems to have a problem keeping the power on. (Yes, I was completely without power and water during the last big storm). I am soooooo tired of winter. I cannot wait until this is over. I feel so isolated and depressed.

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