Im­pro­vise like a pro

Caught out in the cold with­out proper kit? The petrol sta­tion is full off stuff to help get you home

RiDE (UK) - - Globe Busters Travel Tip -

News­pa­pers, foil emer­gency blan­kets or plas­tic bags can be stuffed in­side your clothes for ex­tra in­su­la­tion. Bags over your socks will also help keep your feet dry.

Cold legs? A pair of thick ladies tights will work as an emer­gency base layer.

If they sell Marigolds in the shop, stretch them

over gloves for a water/ wind­proof bar­rier. The la­tex gloves at diesel pumps do the same job un­der­neath your gloves.

Cut the drafts out of your kit. Make sure ev­ery­thing is tucked in and tape any holes you can’t plug. Put some­thing warm in your core: have a hot meal or snack and make it some­thing en­ergy rich, like pasta, that will give you plenty of fuel.

Make use of the hand warm­ers in the loo, for a blast of warmth. No garage in sight? Get your cir­cu­la­tion go­ing: get off and walk around or do some ex­er­cise. This will keep the blood flow­ing.

Put a warm hand/foot in a warm glove/boot: get them on your ex­haust or engine block or hold each one over the ex­haust.

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