The Roof Box Company along with a collapsible Ortovox show shovel (and their Billat Snow Brush looks useful n'all).
Still haven't used 'em (even last winter was pathetic ) but is it reassuring to have them in the car should things turn really bad - i work on a cul-de-sac where uphill is the only way out
I live on the other side of a valley - so coming or going I have to do a steep hill both up and down.
Last winter I decided to wuss out of the steep downhill with cars parked both sides and take a longer, triple carriageway hill route thinking "busses use it, lorries use it, it'll be fine". It was untreated! Cars abandoned all over it. Shocking. Drove nice and gently down there, rear end overtook me and we sailed down in neutral while I sat there and made my peace with the car. Heh.
That said, the steep hill had a lorry jackknife on it, so I'd have been stuffed...and in January/whenever we had that last icy snap, there were cars and busses stuck either end of it as it was so icy that it was impassable. I was at home, ill...so I could take an outsider view. People living on the hill were bringing out hot drinks and making their loos available to people who were stranded.
If the worst comes to it, I can take a trip to mums and swap my 15's for some nice skinny 155/13s off the MK3..they tend to cut through the snow much better than wider tyres.
Our school has taken delivery of 3 pallets of grit. Oh joy....
I prefer the summer, but dont mind driving in all weathers, its the other drivers that are a nightmare.
I see the first 'snow' icons are appearing on the met office site forcasts
We've got more grit than we know what to do with.
Earlier this year the LA ran out and couldn't fill our order, so we ordered from elsewhere. They clearly didn't cancel the order as it has just arrived... 10 months late... and we've got the left over from the stockpile we bought because the LA couldn't supply us.
Ahh, youth. I recall it well.
I bought some snow socks last year, they arrived days after the last of the stuff melted. I might get a chance to use them this year, but it will be a race to see if I change the car first! (Bet they don't fit whatever I buy)
I have some great arctic socks from my army days and Jane brought me some really wonderful Brasher socks (£20 a pair) a few years back. Nice and toasty
i think he meant the ones for the car but yeah nice thick pair of socks is advisable this time of year, got a few pairs from my help for heroes yomp last year
Working in an office without proper heating isn't great this time of year !
I see that snow is predicted everywhere except here - well we might get some: "possibly in the South West"
I never know quite where we are - either on the extreme western edge of the South East or the extreme eastern edge of the South West.
All I know is - whichever area DOESN'T get snow - that's where we'll be!
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