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Old 11-19-2005, 01:01   #1 (permalink)
Dave Smith
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Winter good samaritan checklist


So, here in the UK we've just had a chilly reminder that winter is upon
us shortly with very heavy frosts catching a few people out who haven't
prepared properly. I thought it would be good to tap the collective
mind of Usenet to generate a winter checklist of things that we should
carry in our Land Rover's to be prepared for all winter eventualities
such as breaking down ourselves, or acting the good samaritan when
coming across another road user having broken down. Here's my starter
for ten, please add as you think of more and I will summarise them all
together on a web page ...

- Warm clothing (fleece, hat, gloves, etc)
- Spare clothing
- Shovel
- Recovery rope
- Recovery shackles
- Jate rings / recovery eyes
- Tool kit including essentials such as
WD40, de-icer, lock de-icer.
- Fuel cans with unleaded and diesel in
- Funnel
- Spare coolant anti-freeze pre-mix
- Fire extinguisher
- Mobile phone
- Hi-lift jack
- Tyre pump
- Jump leads

Regards,

Dave.
'92 200tdi 90
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Old 11-19-2005, 02:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Winter good samaritan checklist


"Dave Smith" <dave.afl@netjump.co.uk> wrote in message
news:437ed187$0$82675$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader03.plus.net...
>
> So, here in the UK we've just had a chilly reminder that winter is upon
> us shortly with very heavy frosts catching a few people out who haven't
> prepared properly. I thought it would be good to tap the collective
> mind of Usenet to generate a winter checklist of things that we should
> carry in our Land Rover's to be prepared for all winter eventualities
> such as breaking down ourselves, or acting the good samaritan when
> coming across another road user having broken down. Here's my starter
> for ten, please add as you think of more and I will summarise them all
> together on a web page ...
>
> - Warm clothing (fleece, hat, gloves, etc)
> - Spare clothing
> - Shovel
> - Recovery rope
> - Recovery shackles
> - Jate rings / recovery eyes
> - Tool kit including essentials such as
> WD40, de-icer, lock de-icer.
> - Fuel cans with unleaded and diesel in
> - Funnel
> - Spare coolant anti-freeze pre-mix
> - Fire extinguisher
> - Mobile phone
> - Hi-lift jack
> - Tyre pump
> - Jump leads
>
> Regards,
>
> Dave.
> '92 200tdi 90


That's a good start, to which I would add

- Fortnum and Mason's jumbo festive hamper
- Inflatable yellow helicopter
- Britney Spears

Kind regards,

M :o)

94 300tdi 90


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Old 11-19-2005, 02:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Winter good samaritan checklist

In message <437ed187$0$82675$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader03.plus.net>
Dave Smith <dave.afl@netjump.co.uk> wrote:

>
> So, here in the UK we've just had a chilly reminder that winter is upon
> us shortly with very heavy frosts catching a few people out who haven't
> prepared properly. I thought it would be good to tap the collective
> mind of Usenet to generate a winter checklist of things that we should
> carry in our Land Rover's to be prepared for all winter eventualities
> such as breaking down ourselves, or acting the good samaritan when
> coming across another road user having broken down. Here's my starter
> for ten, please add as you think of more and I will summarise them all
> together on a web page ...
>
> - Warm clothing (fleece, hat, gloves, etc)
> - Spare clothing
> - Shovel
> - Recovery rope
> - Recovery shackles
> - Jate rings / recovery eyes
> - Tool kit including essentials such as
> WD40, de-icer, lock de-icer.


Keep the lock de-icer in the house or in your pocket.......
last year I had 100 bottles on the van one icy morning and none in
my hand...............

> - Fuel cans with unleaded and diesel in
> - Funnel
> - Spare coolant anti-freeze pre-mix
> - Fire extinguisher
> - Mobile phone
> - Hi-lift jack
> - Tyre pump
> - Jump leads
>


- RadWeld

And if in Good Samartian mode:
- sheaf of legal disclaimers against damage, injury, causing the end
of the world etc.

> Regards,
>
> Dave.
> '92 200tdi 90


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Old 11-19-2005, 03:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Winter good samaritan checklist

Dave Smith <dave.afl@netjump.co.uk> wrote in
news:437ed187$0$82675$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader03.plus.net:

>
> So, here in the UK we've just had a chilly reminder that winter is
> upon us shortly with very heavy frosts catching a few people out who
> haven't prepared properly. I thought it would be good to tap the
> collective mind of Usenet to generate a winter checklist of things
> that we should carry in our Land Rover's to be prepared for all winter
> eventualities such as breaking down ourselves, or acting the good
> samaritan when coming across another road user having broken down.
> Here's my starter for ten, please add as you think of more and I will
> summarise them all together on a web page ...
>
> - Warm clothing (fleece, hat, gloves, etc)
> - Spare clothing
> - Shovel
> - Recovery rope
> - Recovery shackles
> - Jate rings / recovery eyes
> - Tool kit including essentials such as
> WD40, de-icer, lock de-icer.
> - Fuel cans with unleaded and diesel in
> - Funnel
> - Spare coolant anti-freeze pre-mix
> - Fire extinguisher
> - Mobile phone
> - Hi-lift jack
> - Tyre pump
> - Jump leads
>
> Regards,
>
> Dave.
> '92 200tdi 90


Bucket of sand. No kidding.

Long line of traffic stuck on the hill out of Craigellachie, Speyside,
all due to one lorry with spinning wheels. Nobody thought to see what he
had last carried -- sand! Five minutes with a shovel and everyone was
moving again. With your list, we'd still be there.

Derry
(10 years on Speyside and not bothered by snow)
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Old 11-19-2005, 05:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Winter good samaritan checklist

In message <437ed187$0$82675$ed2619ec@ptn-nntp-reader03.plus.net>, Dave
Smith <dave.afl@netjump.co.uk> writes
>
>So, here in the UK we've just had a chilly reminder that winter is upon
>us shortly with very heavy frosts catching a few people out who haven't
>prepared properly. I thought it would be good to tap the collective
>mind of Usenet to generate a winter checklist of things that we should
>carry in our Land Rover's to be prepared for all winter eventualities
>such as breaking down ourselves, or acting the good samaritan when
>coming across another road user having broken down. Here's my starter
>for ten, please add as you think of more and I will summarise them all
>together on a web page ...
>
>- Warm clothing (fleece, hat, gloves, etc)
>- Spare clothing
>- Shovel
>- Recovery rope
>- Recovery shackles
>- Jate rings / recovery eyes
>- Tool kit including essentials such as
> WD40, de-icer, lock de-icer.
>- Fuel cans with unleaded and diesel in
>- Funnel
>- Spare coolant anti-freeze pre-mix
>- Fire extinguisher
>- Mobile phone
>- Hi-lift jack
>- Tyre pump
>- Jump leads
>
>Regards,
>
>Dave.
>'92 200tdi 90

A piece of paper with the following words on it
"I, (print name) agree that any assistance rendered is at my request and
entirely at my own risk and in no way will (insert your name) be
responsible for any damage to this vehicle (enter reg no) or any
personal possessions or injury to myself or any of my passengers."

Or something along those lines. You don't think that's necessary?
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Old 11-19-2005, 05:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Winter good samaritan checklist

On Sat, 19 Nov 2005 08:46:11 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd wrote:

>> - Warm clothing (fleece, hat, gloves, etc)
>> - Spare clothing


Don't forget wellies or boots and socks, leggings will keep snow out
of your wellie tops.

>> - Shovel
>> - Recovery rope
>> - Recovery shackles
>> - Jate rings / recovery eyes
>> - Tool kit including essentials such as
>> WD40, de-icer, lock de-icer.


Whats the WD40 for? I guess sopping wet spark ignition things? In
which case an old towel is probably just as effective. Indeed a towel
or two should be on the list anyway. Drying/wiping hands etc

>> - Fuel cans with unleaded and diesel in
>> - Funnel
>> - Spare coolant anti-freeze pre-mix
>> - Fire extinguisher


Unless you happen across a vechicle that has only just started to burn
I can't see much point. A small one ins't going to have the umph to
put out very much and the damage is so quick to body panels/paint work
the car rapid becomes a write off anyway. And why waste time trying
and probably failing to put out a fire if some one is trapped? I guess
you could use the fire extinguisher to break windows to get people
out. One of those emergancy hammers is probably better to break
toughend glass though. I've watch people try and break an old
toughened windscreen with a cold chisel and medium hammer, started
with a gentle tap, ended up really having to give it some wellie
before it went.

>> - Mobile phone


With charged battery, car adapter or spare battery.

>> - Hi-lift jack
>> - Tyre pump
>> - Jump leads


> And if in Good Samartian mode:
> - sheaf of legal disclaimers against damage, injury, causing the end
> of the world etc.


Good one. It's sad that one has to think of these things though.

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Old 11-19-2005, 06:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Winter good samaritan checklist

On Sat, 19 Nov 2005 10:59:39 +0000, hugh <hugh@[127.0.0.1]> wrote:

>A piece of paper with the following words on it
>"I, (print name) agree that any assistance rendered is at my request and
>entirely at my own risk and in no way will (insert your name) be
>responsible for any damage to this vehicle (enter reg no) or any
>personal possessions or injury to myself or any of my passengers."
>
>Or something along those lines. You don't think that's necessary?


Someone once put up a standard salvage agreement with disclaimers in
it for tow recovery, anyone remember where it is?

AJH

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Old 11-19-2005, 06:01   #8 (permalink)
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Dave Liquorice wrote:

> Unless you happen across a vechicle that has only just started to burn
> I can't see much point. A small one ins't going to have the umph to
> put out very much and the damage is so quick to body panels/paint work
> the car rapid becomes a write off anyway. And why waste time trying
> and probably failing to put out a fire if some one is trapped? I guess
> you could use the fire extinguisher to break windows to get people
> out. One of those emergancy hammers is probably better to break
> toughend glass though. I've watch people try and break an old
> toughened windscreen with a cold chisel and medium hammer, started
> with a gentle tap, ended up really having to give it some wellie
> before it went.


For toughened glass all you need is a spring loaded centre punch. Just
give the window a pop near the edge and it's all over. No hassle, no
looking stupid and no flying glass.

I've put out a couple of fairly well-involved under bonnet fires with a
2kg dry powder extinguisher - worth carrying if for no other reason than
for use on your own vehicle if the unexpected happens.


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Old 11-19-2005, 08:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Winter good samaritan checklist

McBad wrote:


> That's a good start, to which I would add
>
> - Fortnum and Mason's jumbo festive hamper
> - Inflatable yellow helicopter


Because Sarah Ferguson is short a few quid at the moment, and the
merchandising royalties from Budgie would help her out this Christmas

> - Britney Spears


I think Derry already covered this with his "Bucket of sand" :@)

P.
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Old 11-19-2005, 09:01   #10 (permalink)
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On Sat, 19 Nov 2005 07:17:38 +0000, Dave Smith
<dave.afl@netjump.co.uk> wrote:

>
>So, here in the UK we've just had a chilly reminder that winter is upon
>us shortly with very heavy frosts catching a few people out who haven't
>prepared properly. I thought it would be good to tap the collective
>mind of Usenet to generate a winter checklist of things that we should
>carry in our Land Rover's to be prepared for all winter eventualities
>such as breaking down ourselves, or acting the good samaritan when
>coming across another road user having broken down. Here's my starter
>for ten, please add as you think of more and I will summarise them all
>together on a web page ...
>
>- Warm clothing (fleece, hat, gloves, etc)
>- Spare clothing
>- Shovel
>- Recovery rope
>- Recovery shackles
>- Jate rings / recovery eyes
>- Tool kit including essentials such as
> WD40, de-icer, lock de-icer.
>- Fuel cans with unleaded and diesel in
>- Funnel
>- Spare coolant anti-freeze pre-mix
>- Fire extinguisher
>- Mobile phone
>- Hi-lift jack
>- Tyre pump
>- Jump leads
>
>Regards,
>
>Dave.
>'92 200tdi 90


I also carry a bag of cheap cat litter (I do my servicing at the
roadside about 20 minutes form my house and often have a bit of a
spill)
and glass cleaner (fecking great for degreasing mucky hands)
a cheap sleeping bag (takes up less space than a blanket and way
better.

Just reminded me, wifes car battery is about 6 years old and I don't
know how old mine is (only bought the car this year) so a couple of
new batteries will be sought.

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