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Bad weather travel

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by victograph, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. victograph

    victograph Loaded Pockets

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    Following the cold front hitting the east. To all of you affected stay safe check your gear and make sure you have essentials with you


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  2. victograph

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    I was going to post a list of items for bad weather travel, but realized many of you are probably better versed. Do you have a bag you throw in the car when facing extreme weather? Thanks


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  3. ballistic

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    This is my minimal year round (New England) kit I keep in my car in case I’m stranded that I supplement in extreme weather in the winter.

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  4. victograph

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    Thank you ballistic


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    Usually when I go for longer drives or off the main roads, I'm off to some kind of wilderness adventure anyways, so there will be a backpack, or more, stuffed with the gear and supplies I need to survive in the specific area and weather conditions.

    Still there is some gear that I keep in my car all year round:
    -waterproof blankets/tarps
    -wool blankets (integrated as seat protection in the back seat, and even more in the dog cage if things get really bad)
    -FAK
    -tool kit
    -fixed blade knife
    -26650, usb rechargeable flashlight
    -multi tool
    -work gloves
    -wet wipes
    -paper towels
    -ratchet strap


    and some extra that I add during the winter:
    -waterproof insulated boots
    -waterproof jacket with zip-in insulated jacket
    -waterproof insulated leather gloves
    -snow shovel


    This is for my 4x4 SUV, at least what I can remember of it. The list(s) are a bit less comprehensive for my EV.
     
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    aicolainen thank you for the great list,


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    I do carry a small tool bag; a first aid kit; roadside flares; warning triangles; reflective vest; gloves (mechanics and nitrile); a few flashlights PLUS head lamp; pad for kneeling on 'just in case'; booster cable; and so forth year round. Come winter I add in thicker winter gloves and a few cans of spray on deicer for clearing ice off the windows... as well as a jug of windshield deicer so I can replenish the reservoir as needed.

    Uh yea. I grew up in the snow belt. We get just enough here in Northern Virginia that I'm not about to ignore lessons learned!

    L'chaim!

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    Throw in a bit of long-lasting, high energy food that can freeze, like power bars or chocolate. A Shovel and some traction aids for the tires. Flashing beacon lights with lithium primaries that perform in the cold. (I can leave lithium in the truck all year and they still perform great. Perhaps an extra battery pack for your phone. Good to get four or five charges if you need it. I do include a small pocket rocket stove and gas. You can pack water bottles and let them freeze and still be able to drink them that way.
     
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    Thank you twoisone


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    Thank you Moshe ben David


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    My pleasure

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    twoisone EDC Junkie!!!

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    Neve forget TP!
     
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    I remember those days.

    It's amazing how you get used to such brutal cold and then after 10 years of being away from New England winters, anything under 50 degrees feels cold!

    I have a 3 in 1 winter coat I've had for well over a decade now. Only sees about a month of a use per year in the southeast now. At this rate it will never wear out, I'll probably have the same coat and gloves for the rest of my life here!
     
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    Thank you for adding to the list Turbo6


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  15. Moshe ben David

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    I can really relate! Born and bred in Detroit; lived in New England 7 years; NYC several times... but now have been in Northern Virginia for 19+ years... and aged to a full white beard. Yup. Many of my winter skills have 'melted' away!

    L'chaim!

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