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#213169 - 12/16/10 03:32 PM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: Frisket]
Themalemutekid Offline
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The guy was ready for the Zombie Apocalypse...lol
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#213177 - 12/16/10 04:43 PM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: Frisket]
rebwa Offline
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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000YUIDSW?tag=wwwbathbodysh1-20

I just picked a couple of these up and tossed in the vehicle. My local Wholesale sports had them for $9. I already had some of the hand and toe warmers in there but this kit has larger body heaters, and larger than I'd seen before.

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#213179 - 12/16/10 05:32 PM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: Frisket]
Murph Offline
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FYI, the toe warmers. Don't follow the instructions and put them under your toes... less you want to feel like your walking around on crunchy gravel all day.
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#213210 - 12/17/10 03:02 AM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: Frisket]
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Well, I'm not ashamed to admit I'm a member of ZS forums! grin It's pretty darned good site IMOHO. Interesting, too- he ended up staying in my home town! I remember that storm well.
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#213216 - 12/17/10 03:39 AM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: Frisket]
ki4buc Offline
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Registered: 11/10/03
Posts: 710
Loc: Augusta, GA
I hadn't ever really considered the fact that the police would actually order me to evacuate. All this volunteering these years in EM, and knowing my limits, I figured I'd either be left alone voluntarily to get other people, or I'd be more than willing to leave.

The other thing I hadn't really considered having to prepare for was trying to convince a cop that I have enough experience and education to know my limits, I'm fine, save other people that don't have a clue, and yes, I do understand where you're coming from, and yes, I do understand the big picture.

Guess I'll have to make a much more portable vehicle kit!

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#213320 - 12/19/10 07:06 AM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: ki4buc]
MostlyHarmless Offline
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Registered: 06/03/09
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Another item that hasn't been discussed in this thread: Gaiters. If you've ever been wading through 4" of snow with "civilized" shoes and trouser you know exactly why you need gaiters. (You will also have learned how surprisingly deep innocent looking snow banks will be - it takes only a slight breeze to transform 1" of dry powder into snow banks just big enough to invade your shoe). The gap between your shoes and your trouser is a particular weak spot.


In winter, people will dress with a warm coat or jacket and most of those will also use a not-too-dysfunctional winter head and hand garment. But most people won't put on functional trousers unless they're planning for a hike in the snow.


So - gaiters are well worth considering. Of course, a plastic grocery bag and some duct tape makes great gaiters. Just make sure to put them on BEFORE your shoes, socks and lower part of your trousers are drenched and your ancles are bitterly cold.

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#213321 - 12/19/10 07:59 AM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: Frisket]
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I think it started with katrina? Where cops pushed their weight around and Forced people to evac against their wills. I think it was all over the news how cops did not have the authority to Force people to evac and yet they happily abused the situation and their Firearms to force people to leave. So yeah personally if i was forced to leave my car behind i would dump my bag and fill it with thee most expensive contents of my vehicle. Swhy now that i think about it more i may very well make a full list of my bag's so if i do dump items i would know what i have and am missing so if needbe i can buy it again without worry im forgetting that one small item.
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#213325 - 12/19/10 02:23 PM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: MostlyHarmless]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
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Loc: Washington, DC
Originally Posted By: MostlyHarmless
rousers unless they're planning for a hike in the snow.

So - gaiters are well worth considering. Of course, a plastic grocery bag and some duct tape makes great gaiters. Just make sure to put them on BEFORE your shoes, socks and lower part of your trousers are drenched and your ancles are bitterly cold.



Indeed -- another thumbs up for gaiters. And improvising.

My fave gaiters (they come in men and women's sizes). They pack small and are priceless in snow if you don't have tall boots on:
http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/43528?from=SR&feat=sr


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#213358 - 12/20/10 03:27 PM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: Frisket]
Murph Offline
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Loc: Virginia
That looks like saran plastic wrap in the picture. I'd imagine that'd work pretty decent in a pinch too.
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#213359 - 12/20/10 03:42 PM Re: Winter Car Kits [Re: Murph]
hikermor Offline
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You can also use duct tape by itself
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