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#286976 - 11/01/17 08:18 AM Re: Compact food [Re: Tirec]
Tjin Offline
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The French do like their wine and certainly drink wine with lunch and diner. Both take forever. I was a bit surprised to see the fire service chief jump in his car after lunch, but apparently, that was normal...

More annoyingly is that you now have to have an alcohol tester in your car, when driving in France.

Back on compact food; freeze-dried is my choice for something that actually looks like a meal. But for an emergency kit, something like a ration bar might be mine choice, simply due to shelf life. The NRG-5's are now rated for 20 years.
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#286982 - 11/01/17 03:59 PM Re: Compact food [Re: Tirec]
Bingley Offline
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Interesting, Tjin. I saw a checklist of things you must have in your car when driving in France, and I don't think it's half bad --

http://www.drive-france.com/checklist/

People can get fined on the spot if they don't have a high visibility vest! One day perhaps some sort of basic safety/first-aid kit would come standard in all cars, like seat belts and air bags.

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#286985 - 11/01/17 06:42 PM Re: Compact food [Re: Bingley]
hikermor Offline
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Interesting. I must wear glasses while driving, so I determined a few years ago that my spare specs are best cached in my vehicle. I also keep hi-vis items handy, unfortunately stashed in the truck.

What are these "head light converters" of which you speak?
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#286986 - 11/01/17 07:17 PM Re: Compact food [Re: hikermor]
M_a_x Offline
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Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 962
Loc: Germany
Originally Posted By: hikermor
What are these "head light converters" of which you speak?


Headlights are built asymetric to iluminate the curb side of the road more. Continetal Europe has right side traffic and the British have left side traffic. Those head light converters shape the light to avoid blinding oncoming traffic. The are not required if your head lights are already built for right side traffic.
The courtesy of requiring those converters is returned by the british if you take your car over there.
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#286987 - 11/01/17 08:33 PM Re: Compact food [Re: hikermor]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
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Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: hikermor
Interesting. I must wear glasses while driving, so I determined a few years ago that my spare specs are best cached in my vehicle.


Me too. Highly recommended.

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#286990 - 11/01/17 09:58 PM Re: Compact food [Re: Bingley]
Tjin Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bingley
Interesting, Tjin. I saw a checklist of things you must have in your car when driving in France, and I don't think it's half bad --

http://www.drive-france.com/checklist/

People can get fined on the spot if they don't have a high visibility vest! One day perhaps some sort of basic safety/first-aid kit would come standard in all cars, like seat belts and air bags.


As a proper ETS'er, i do have a pretty good collection of things; mine is equipped to handle all EU county laws, so 2 warning triangles, safety vests for everybody, spare light bulbs, spare glasses, FAK, fire extinguisher, alcohol testers, lots of stickers on the windscreen, etc...
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#286991 - 11/02/17 01:34 AM Re: Compact food [Re: Bingley]
acropolis5 Offline
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Registered: 06/18/06
Posts: 332
Bingley: What are “ headlight converters” ?

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#286992 - 11/02/17 05:26 AM Re: Compact food [Re: Tirec]
Bingley Offline
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Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1367
Acropolis, it looks like Max has answered your question above.

Tjin, which countries require a fire extinguisher in the car? (I'm assuming a regular passenger car.)

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#286993 - 11/02/17 08:22 AM Re: Compact food [Re: Bingley]
Tjin Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bingley
Acropolis, it looks like Max has answered your question above.

Tjin, which countries require a fire extinguisher in the car? (I'm assuming a regular passenger car.)


Yes passenger car. In Europe: Greece, Portugal and Turkey (well sort of Europe).
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#286996 - 11/03/17 09:55 AM Re: Compact food [Re: Tjin]
Herman30 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 212
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Tjin

Yes passenger car. In Europe: Greece, Portugal and Turkey (well sort of Europe).

And Estonia.

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