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Reply By: Travis22 - Monday, Jul 04, 2011 at 18:31

Monday, Jul 04, 2011 at 18:31
2 of the luckiest blokes getting around Aust right now!

Among other things a timely reminder to at the very least keep your PLB somewhere where it can be immediately retrieved in a worst case situation.

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Reply By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Tuesday, Jul 05, 2011 at 02:25

Tuesday, Jul 05, 2011 at 02:25
Thankfully they are alive! According to the story, they were well prepared, just shows that sometimes, **it happens!



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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, Jul 05, 2011 at 07:27

Tuesday, Jul 05, 2011 at 07:27
We have a "grab bag" for situations like this, like boaties have.
It is a daypack rucksak that lives behind the passenger seat and can be quickly thrown out the window in an emergency.
It contains a few essentials for survival, first aid and communications.

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Follow Up By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 05, 2011 at 09:46

Tuesday, Jul 05, 2011 at 09:46
Once a paramedic on North Coast NSW I quickly learned that the grab bag was the way to go.
As was the case in this unfortunate fire situation the same goes for motor vehicle collisions.
Wallets, purses and private details are strewn all over the place and sometimes into someone elses hands.
Your absolutely correct Pete and Marg, in a small backpack on the floor behind the passengers seat
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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Tuesday, Jul 05, 2011 at 13:52

Tuesday, Jul 05, 2011 at 13:52
Pinko, it's not only the crash victims possesions that end up in wrong hands, a couple of weeks ago we were at our grandsons (6yo) Auskick match when there was a horrendous accident right in front of our eyes, the people in the crowd consisted of ex cops, Firies, Dr, Nurse and others who raced over to the accident to help using there current/ex expertise, one vehicle was a fireball, the Firie had very expensive Sunglasses on and as he approached the car with trapped people he needed to take them off, there was a guy there who said to Brad (firie) I'll hold them for you, well that was the last time he has seen those sunnies or the bloke who so kindly offered to hold them for him. Brad said he didn't think, his mind was on helping the trapped in the car. Nice people around.



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Reply By: Stevesub1 - Tuesday, Jul 05, 2011 at 13:39

Tuesday, Jul 05, 2011 at 13:39
Grab bag, good idea.

I have just rummaged through the Troopy and put the following into an old backpack that now lives behind the drivers seat.

Small handheld CB with batteries
Battery/Solar/Hand crank Generator radio/torch
1st Aid kit
2 x 600ml water bottles - not much but better than nothing
Decent size Swiss army Knife
Folding bucket that we have never used

These were all in the Troopy anyway but took 30 min to find, now in the Grab bag.

I am still to locate the boat "V" sheet we keep there - big orange sheet with a V on it helps find us in the =desert - or so we hope. I am going to buy 2 space blankets (the foil ones) to keep there as well.

Now we have it, I certainly hope that we never have to use it.


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