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Old 12-01-2017, 10:36 AM
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You've also got to remember that you're only going as far as the 2 wheel drive car blocking the road in front of you
Usually wagons up here, no chance of pushing them to the side.
We've plenty of hills so a first wagon slows to a halt with no traction to pull the load, then a second goes to overtake and that's the road totally closed.

2 girlies driving up the Cat & Fiddle from Macclesfield, me descending flashed them.
"The roads blocked you won't get through"
"oh we've got winter tyres on we'll be ok"
"well if those tyres can climb over the two wagons at the top corner you might be right, it's up to you."

A tail back increase rapidly, I've learnt to stay away from them as when the following car comes up to my rear bumper then I'm there for the duration.
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:38 AM
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People may also expect a tow - again be careful. If you don't know what you're doing don't do it. If you damage their vehicle they won't thank you even if they demanded you do it in the first place.
A bit like this ...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTHnqB7w3cA
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:59 AM
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Exactly.

Which brings me nicely onto kit.....
Things to carry when travelling in snowy conditions:
Small trenching spade - but be very careful if you have a heart condition as it can be extremely hard work.
An old piece of carpet about 6 foot long (to lie on when digging snow out from under the vehicle)
Decent torch with spare batteries (Carl you should be ok here).
Warm blanket or sleeping bag
Warm waterproof jacket
Stout waterproof footwear - you may need to walk to safety and it could be some distance.
Tow rope (notwithstanding comment earlier).
Snack food of some kind for energy

Optional items
Bag of grit
Change of clothes
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Old 12-01-2017, 11:00 AM
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People may also expect a tow - again be careful. If you don't know what you're doing don't do it. If you damage their vehicle they won't thank you even if they demanded you do it in the first place.


Or if you stop and they can't
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:21 PM
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Which brings me nicely onto kit.....
Things to carry when travelling in snowy conditions:
Small trenching spade - but be very careful if you have a heart condition as it can be extremely hard work.
An old piece of carpet about 6 foot long (to lie on when digging snow out from under the vehicle)
Decent torch with spare batteries (Carl you should be ok here).
Warm blanket or sleeping bag
Warm waterproof jacket
Stout waterproof footwear - you may need to walk to safety and it could be some distance.
Tow rope (notwithstanding comment earlier).
Snack food of some kind for energy

Optional items
Bag of grit
Change of clothes
Will we need that lot for a trip to ADSA later?
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:24 PM
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Exactly.

Which brings me nicely onto kit.....
Things to carry when travelling in snowy conditions:
Small trenching spade - but be very careful if you have a heart condition as it can be extremely hard work.
An old piece of carpet about 6 foot long (to lie on when digging snow out from under the vehicle)
Decent torch with spare batteries (Carl you should be ok here).
Warm blanket or sleeping bag
Warm waterproof jacket
Stout waterproof footwear - you may need to walk to safety and it could be some distance.
Tow rope (notwithstanding comment earlier).
Snack food of some kind for energy

Optional items
Bag of grit
Change of pants
FIFY.

Just in case you have an accident before you end up having to walk somewhere

To add:

Thermos of soup/ tea/ coffee made just before you leave.
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Old 12-01-2017, 03:36 PM
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The nurses were hugely impressed by where we could get to as well
Oooohhh Matron
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Old 12-01-2017, 04:22 PM
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Very funny ..didn't see that last line coming
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