Be Careful Out There – February 14, 2021

If you are in an area where temperatures or wind chills are bad enough, please be careful. Saw last night where someone had a dead battery for letting their car set too long. They were able to get a jump. I encourage taking extra blankets, having jumper cables and know how to use them as good precautions if driving around during low temperatures and wind chills. Please be careful if you are going out at all. I encourage people to let their vehicles warm up enough before leaving a place. Articles indicate 30 minutes is a good warm-up time or a minimum drive time if going out. Some people have electronic starters that allow them to start a vehicle without unlocking it. Check fluid levels on a regular basis too. Avoid going on long trips without leaving a detailed map of the trip with someone at your destination. I remember reading articles where people ignore road closed signs. Some survive, but some don’t. It doesn’t help if it means a detour. Update your contact person with the new route as necessary.

Be aware that a blocked exhaust pipe can cause issues so check it if you find yourself parked for a while. Best to check road conditions before leaving your place as some areas may be blocked due to snow, ice, or other conditions.

About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's
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3 Responses to Be Careful Out There – February 14, 2021

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    Are you back at your place (with the cold and all)?

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