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What do you keep in the Berlingo at all times?
#1
Sure everyone has a reflective vest, maybe fix-a-flat spray, windowwasher liquid, first aid kit, and spare bulbs, but...

What do you keep for those special occasions?

My winter gear...
Sleeping bag! Motor organisations recommend a blanket, but how many of those are really good enough? My sleeping bag is an old army-surplus with wood buttons(yeah, that old) and Kapok filling. (Kapok is plant fibres, and unlike most synthetic filling, this stuff retains a lot of its insulation power when wet. That could be a lifesaver if you're sweaty after failing to dig your car out of a snowdrift during a winter storm)
Snow shovel. (of course... )
Good headwear and gloves/mittens.
'Snow ladders' and quick-mount snow-chains.
Chem-lights.
A box of reuseable handwarmers (the kind with a metal disc suspended in a liquid. Good heat for 20 - 30 minutes, each. Those may ave your fingers from frostbite... )
A box of 'shake to activate' disposable handwarmers.
(They work for up to 12 Hours. Nice and cozy in the foot-end of the sleeping bag)

The chains, ladders and shovel are loose in the back, gloves are in the glove compartment, of course. The rest is packed in a big nylon bag, and is NOT removed from the car unless I'm really desperate for room, and only need to drive a very short trip.

I also have a normal blanket in the back seat. Never know when someone might need it. It's also useful for covering up all my junk.

On long trips in the winter, I always bring a thermos with Tea and food, of course.
(Storing water in the car is kind of stupid during winter)
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#2
Reflective vest, original tools, small refrigerator, Garmin, video camera for windshield mounting, parking time indicator. The conditions here are not nearly as wild as yours. Big Grin
2010 Berlingo Multispace HDi 110 with FAP. Persamos green.

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#3
You don't have winters in Switzerland?
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#4
(23-04-2013, 05:30 PM)Gadgetman Wrote:  You don't have winters in Switzerland?

They do,but yodel to keep warm.:whistle::thumbsup:
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#5
Reflective vest, First aid kit, fire extinguisher, extendable wheel wrench, 2 ounces of baccy, a packet of fag papers and a lighter.
I don't go out in the cold Smile
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2012 Iron Grey XTR 110 with lots of bits and bobs.
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#6
All of my tools. I'd have no room for any of this stuff! Big Grin
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#7
(23-04-2013, 07:12 PM)Trevor Wrote:  I don't go out in the cold Smile

I tried that solution one winter, but my boss got cranky...

Besides, after driving a Citroën GS for a couple of winters, nothing really feels that cold any more...
(Air-cooled engines and -20degrees Celsius is not a good combination.)
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#8
(23-04-2013, 07:55 PM)Gadgetman Wrote:  
(23-04-2013, 07:12 PM)Trevor Wrote:  I don't go out in the cold Smile

I tried that solution one winter, but my boss got cranky...

Besides, after driving a Citroën GS for a couple of winters, nothing really feels that cold any more...
(Air-cooled engines and -20degrees Celsius is not a good combination.)

An advantage of being retired, no boss. Apart from Herself of course Smile
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2012 Iron Grey XTR 110 with lots of bits and bobs.
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#9
Spare bulbs,fire extinguisher, first-aid kit, sick kit, fabric cleaner, odor-eze and a few cloths.
Former 2011 Mk3 XTR owner Confusedalut:
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#10
I've got a PRV in the back presently. No other place to store it.

None of the safety stuff is mandated or even encouraged here. I carry some things like bulbs, a torch and fluorescent vest because it's common sense. Most of my cars have one of the old school sticky strip repair kits in them too. 
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