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#35502 - 12/21/04 06:11 PM Re: Being winter is upon us.....
paramedicpete Offline

Registered: 04/09/02
Posts: 1920
Loc: Frederick, Maryland
Not necessarily, my daughter’s nail polish remover, which is acetone, is in a plastic bottle, with no problems. It would like depend upon the type of plastic of the coffee can lid and the amount of acetone in the denatured alcohol.


#35503 - 12/21/04 06:38 PM Re: Being winter is upon us.....
Susan Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
Since the TP stove would be a survival item, & whichever alcohol can evaporate given the chance, I would keep the alcohol in a separate container until needed.

I keep denatured alcohol in a hair-dye-base bottle-- light but very tough.


#35504 - 12/21/04 08:07 PM Re: Being winter is upon us.....
brian Offline

Registered: 07/28/04
Posts: 1468
Loc: Texas
Another essential is a blaze orange flag to tie to your antenna.
I confused. Who is gonna see a blaze orange flag on my antenna that wouldn't see the rest or the car. I mean a car is pretty big. I have trouble believing that someone could completely overlook a car but then happen to spot a small orange flag on the antenna of the car they couldnt see. Is this a "covered in 5 feet of snow" thing? Maybe that's why I don't get it. The only time I see more than even 5 inches of snow is when I'm on vacation up north. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Learn to improvise everything.

#35505 - 12/21/04 08:39 PM Re: Being winter is upon us.....
GoatRider Offline
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Registered: 08/28/04
Posts: 828
Loc: Maple Grove, MN
I think it's to let people know that the car is in trouble. As if a car by the side of the road with people in it wouldn't be enough of a hint.
- Benton

#35506 - 12/21/04 09:02 PM Re: Being winter is upon us.....

Tools are important! I recently procured a Jeep, the first manual I have ever had, and started to immediately put stuff in it.

I went over to Harbor Freight Tools and then to Home Depot and had a blast!

Two 'tackle' boxes have most of my gear in it, one just for tools including a full ratchet and hex set. The other has the standard EDC, ranging from mylar sheet to canned candle. All new, too! The Jeep may be used, but the cr- um - stuff I am putting in it is not going to be.

The stuff not in the boxes are the blankets, Eastland driving shoes(I call them my duck feet), cell phone charger and Med kit.

I put a set of shoes in the Jeep because I usually work in an environment where I have to be more 'proffessional', meaning heels. I do not want to be driving in heels, and I would scrape them up too much. I keep the shoes on the seat when I am at client's offices so that I don't try to get in and just drive in my heels. I am also considering having some wool socks to stuff in them for the winter, and to keep the stockings from getting runners.

I have been looking at diffeent racks for the outside of Jeeps and would like to opinion of others about what type actually work well. If I have a rack, I can haul a Deer without having to tie it to the hood.

#35507 - 12/22/04 12:15 AM Re: Being winter is upon us.....
bountyhunter Offline

Registered: 11/14/03
Posts: 1224
Loc: Milwaukee, WI USA

It could be that Frankie is used to seeing vehicles that are not kept clean and end up blending in with the sorroundings they are kept in.

I remember being in a hurry once and I started to run toward the other side of the street and ended up running face first into the side of my van which happened to actually be parked on this side of the street.

My neighbors still look at me weird when I run (Actually limp quickly.) out of the house even these days.

Bountyhunter <img src="/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

#35508 - 12/22/04 01:16 AM Re: Being winter is upon us.....
Frankie Offline
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Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 734
Loc: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Yes Brian, it's a blizzard thing.


#35509 - 12/22/04 01:23 AM Re: Being winter is upon us.....
turbo Offline

Registered: 01/27/04
Posts: 133
Loc: Oregon
Truck Winter Kit

I have an extended cab long box four wheel drive diesel truck with a replacement sixty gallon fuel tank. There is a locked storage box under the rear seat. A seventeen hundred pound capacity cargo rack is mounted to the box outboard of a tall canopy. Inside under the canopy roof out of sight is a three hundred pound capacity Cargobat storage deck. On the floor of the box is a standard height Truck Vault with two five foot long drawers. The weight of the loaded truck with two people and two dogs is nine thousand pounds. When you look inside the cab, all you see is a couple of coats hanging from a clothes rod and a travel blanket on the back seat. When looking in the canopy, you see two dog kennels and possibly two large German Shepherds looking back at you.

However, the truck if full of essential equipment. In addition to the normal spare oil, filters, serpentine belt, and bulbs, there is a complete tool set with emergency repair equipment, i.e. fire extinguisher, various type tapes, electrical wire and connectors, bailing wire, heavy tow strap, jacks, two set of tire chains, etc. There are comprehensive first aid kits for humans and dogs complete with airways and Ambu Bag. I used to in the medical field during the fun times in the late 1960's in Chicago. There are three types of stoves and fuels for heating food and water, a complete cooking set, three types of water storage devices, thermos, collapsible containers, and canteens, four types of water purification and filter systems, dog food and collapsible food and water dishes, dog beds, harnesses and leashes. There are also various sizes and types of tarps two chairs, and packs for two people and two dogs. Oh, and lights, lot of lights, from small leds to a 1,000,000 candle power portable search light as well as a couple of seven day candles. All this and more is in the Truck Vault.

There are also three shovels, axe, four foot cross cut saw, collapsible bucket, rake, broom, long reach combination snow blade and brush, and a seventeen foot Big Boy ladder, two Wiggy’s Ultimate Thule FTRSS Sleeping Bag Systems, two heavy wool blankets, two Thermal Rest Pads, heavy Swedish wool pants with suspenders, wool sweaters, a complete change of clothes, two pair of down booties, two pair of rain gear, two pair of pack boots with extra felt liners, two pair of snow shoes, two pair of ski poles, wool and leather gloves, wool scarfs, wool hats, beaver hats, and finally a two man four season tent, a collapsible toilet, and books. This equipment fits in the Cargobat.

In the under seat storage compartment, is a weeks worth of food. This include MREs, dried fruits, meats, and fish, oat meal, dried milk, unsalted mixed nuts, crackers, energy bars, sugar, salt, tea, coffee, hot cocoa mix, powered wasabi, dried beans, too bad its not butter, pasta, candy, survival rations, etc

All this equipment is in addition to the my normal PSK and FAK.. For communications there is On Star, two separate cell phones systems, CB, and four two way radios, two portable short wave radios, XM radio, lots of batteries, mirrors, whistles, and three types of emergency beacons. Normally the roof rack is empty. If I need more room inside, I just move the ladder to the rack.

We live on the eastern edge of the Columbia River Gorge and travel extensively to Eastern Oregon, Mt Hood, Mt Adams, and Portland on a regular basis. If we get caught in one of our snow or ice storms, my wife and I want to thrive not just survive! For a total of forty five dollars per year, we both belong to Life Flight which is good from Wyoming to the West Coast and from the Canadian Border to Northern half of California. I transport people to medical facilities on a regular basis and one uninsured flight can break the bank.

#35510 - 12/22/04 04:58 AM Re: Being winter is upon us.....
Susan Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
"As if a car by the side of the road with people in it wouldn't be enough of a hint."

Oh. And here I thought they pulled over because they had to take notes while on their cell phone! <img src="/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />

However, I DID understand the signal of the red bandana on the crutch waving out the window. Not TOTALLY stupid, I guess.


#35511 - 12/22/04 05:25 AM Re: Being winter is upon us.....
Frankie Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 734
Loc: Montréal, Québec, Canada

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