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Old 12-11-2013, 02:50 AM   #1
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Once lost, now found

Interesting story with some good advice.
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:43 AM   #2
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My local paper had a pic of their Jeep flipped upside down in the snow. Looked pretty ominous. I'm glad they were all OK. Bad luck can happen to anyone.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:27 AM   #3
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Filling a spare tire with hot rocks and putting it in the jeep was brilliant. Calm heads usually prevail.
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:32 PM   #4
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The takeaway is: always stay with your vehicle. It can provide shelter, fuel and can be seen from the air.

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Old 12-13-2013, 12:12 AM   #5
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:37 PM   #6
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Glad to hear they were all safe. Was wondering though how they belted everyone in .. 2 adults and 4 kids. The vehicle only has 5 belts .. 2 in the front and 3 in the back.

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Old 12-13-2013, 11:12 PM   #7
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They could have been double buckled. I have a nephew that has more kids that seat belts. That is what he does. Not safe. Highly illegal. Not to smart.
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Old 12-14-2013, 01:11 AM   #8
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As I understand it, the jeep slid and rolled slowly. More like a boat capsize than a highway speed flip. Being unbelted probably wouldn't be that dangerous. Even more comfortable than being left hanging upside down by the seat belt.
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I've been upside down, held up by my seatbelt. It was not uncomfortable - shock hides many things. The worst part was undoing the seatbelt and hitting my head on the roof of the car.

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