Is that true? Is there a rifle club around?
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Posted 04 December 2010 - 10:53 PM
A great idea, Charlie! Could we also start a car pool thread? I felt guilty driving in to work solo this week when others were struggling (hence my efforts to offer lifts to random strangers on the street!). From next week, I won't have the luxury of freelancing at a workplace with a car park for a while and will be struggling in to work again on public transport (if I don't work, I don't get paid, and can't work from home), so it would be great to know if, in the event of trains not running, I could catch a lift with someone who might be passing a tube or train station or bus stop with services that were running.
Two points re Charlie's list. Firstly, a query: Why is isolating an outside tap a good idea? And, secondly, a tip: As I hate long-life milk, I freeze fresh milk and leave it out overnight to defrost, meaning I never run out! Right - off to locate my stop cock...
Charlie this is a brilliant thread! My sis and I were talking today about how 'in the old days when we were kids' EVERYONE cleared their path of snow as soon as it fell - so the pavements were nowhere near as dangerous!
On that note, thought you could add bags of salt to your shopping list - so that when you've cleared the snow it doesn't ice back up and you get sued by someone who slips......
The car sharing idea is a really good one GillW - especially as it would be pre-arranged so you wouldn't need to pick up randoms off the street lol!
And re cars - I try to turn mine over every couple of days for about 10 mins if I can't use it when its cold. My current car is fine but my old car's battery used to go flat if it wasn't used for a week so too many bad memories of hearing that lifeless click and having to beg jumpstarts from neighbours!
PS - think maybe this 'Big Society' thing is not a bad idea after all!
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Charlie, I heard a tip on the radio that we might want to add to the car-in-snow list: apparently, letting a little air out of your tyres gives more grip on ice (something to do with more rubber touching the road). I'd like some advice from more experienced motorists on how to drive on untreated roads - I was nervous all week driving to work through CP's back roads, especially when my brakes 'failed' on approaching a major junction and I had to pull on the handbrake sharpish to avoid a collision.
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- It's rare to need snow chains unless you live in an isolated area hit with heavy snow, and where the roads are not cleared. They must be removed to drive on a metalled road without a reasonable covering of snow. (Misspoddy, I'd welcome your continental view on this - is it different abroad?)