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The Government has issued a weather travel warning due to the cold, snow and ice.

They suggest that anyone travelling in the current icy conditions should make sure they have the following:

Shovel
Blankets or sleeping bag
Candles
Extra clothing including hat and gloves
24 hours worth of food
3 litres of water
De-Icer
Rock Salt
Flashlight with spare batteries
Road Flares or Reflective Triangles
Gas Can
First Aid Kit
Booster cables



I sure looked like an idiot on the bus this morning...
 

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could be a big one...
how's things in Rowdies neck of the woods..
the weather channel shows O.C. has a blizzard going on..
look out abiby...here it comes..


oooh and cct..you forgot about the generator for those with electric autos :)
 

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Don't know if you wrote it, or pasted it, but that's the best belly laugh I've had in a long time.


To all of you "here" who are in the path of mother nature's latest, be smart, batten down the hatches and look out for those around you.
 

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Snow with 30+ MPH winds. Can't tell how much snow cause of the blowing and drifting.
 

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I did see WMs post, and yes it is beyond the pale. He was in fact banned, the mandatory
thirty second suspension for first time offenders was executed.


He's back and feeling much calmer.
 

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I have a WEIRD job. Had to take a winter survival class last spring, and am going to Part II of it in 2 weeks. In Leadville, CO.

Protip: You can make a dandy little energency heater by taking a 1 quart paint can (buy just the can at Home Desot or a real paint / hardware store), Take the cardboard out of a roll of toilet paper, and stuff the paper into the can. Soak paper in alcohol and light. Will provide heat and light for quite a while, until the alcohol is burned off, but can be refilled ( re-soaked?) and relit. Little to no Carbon Monixide (vent area anyway, just to make sure), and a nice amount of heat. Can be prepared ahead and sealed with the lid, or snuffed out with same.

Just make sure it's on a safe surface.


Then there are the things you can use to start fires in emergency situations. VBEG (Very Big Evil Grin) As a demo, one of the guys makes a snowball and lights it on fire. It's real snow.

Scott
 

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I've already decided to take my first day off in weeks rather than commit to 4 hours(or more) in the car .......tomorrow.
Snowmaggeden....they are calling it.........fucking Toronto is the biggest pussy whenever snow flies.

In any case, I need to stay home and supervise Nobette on the finer points of shovelling.
 

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Nobette must already be a pro at shoveling your (*^^)&)(_* !!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Yes. By all means. Nobette needs to learn how to bend over and lift. You need to be careful when shoveling. Lift your legs, not your back.

BTW we really have been hammered. Almost 2' of snow. Now it will get more interesting as the winds kick to 40 MPH and the temp. drops to below zero F.
 

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Nobette needs to learn how to bend over and lift.
Oh for goodness sakes.

She learned that on our wedding night.


It's the shovelling we're working on now.
 

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could be a big one...
how's things in Rowdies neck of the woods..
the weather channel shows O.C. has a blizzard going on..
look out abiby...here it comes..
oooh and cct..you forgot about the generator for those with electric autos :)
Sorry, Don, but it looks like we'll miss out on most of it.:thumbsup:

Oh for goodness sakes.

She learned that on our wedding night.
Uhuh... Obviously from carrying YOU over the threshold. :)
 

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My Oz geographical knowledge is quite limited...

...but it appears Andrew is far away from danger. Is there someone else we should keep in mind?

 
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