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Absolutely Gutted In Morocco

Andy Apr 20, 2017

  1. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    After Byron's unfortunate incident there has been mention of a 'grab bag'
    All the essential bits and pieces I have are usually scattered around the cabin so I have bought a black one of these,
    https://dotshopper.com/collections/military-gear/products/mbg-152

    the camo ones looked nice but itf in foreign parts I didn't want anything looking military.
     
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  2. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Nice one Chas. Only thing I can say about the black one though is it looks a bit like a camera bag. The Khaki one is maybe more neutral.
     
  3. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    Yes you are right Chris Oh well, it's done now. My idea was to keep the bag somewhere out of sight but easily grabable for me.
     
  4. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    A minor point Chas. A minor point.

    I did pick up a new AFFF extinguisher the other day. Local caravan shop had them for £19. I figured it was worth the money. Got one in the trailer and a powder in the truck, but the AFFF is a good medium for putting out this sort of thing. Powder is messy and it doesn't cool at all.
     
  5. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    I have a powder one at the back of the truck another inside the offside rear passenger door plus one of those you strike like a large matchstick beside the drivers seat and recently I've installed a large CO2 extinguisher behind the drivers seat, I think that may be be overkill, but you can't be too careful. Perhaps I should inform the local fire brigade in case they are in need of back-up. :laughing-rolling:
     
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  6. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    I don't think you can overkill a killer Chas, as long as there's somewhere left for you to sit, and they're secured safely.

    I often wonder about several kilos of extinguisher, with the flimsy plastic retainer. Slam into the back of someone, and a few kilos of cylinder smacks you in the back of the head:shifty:

    I'm now going to look up what AFFF stands for.... :icon-rolleyes:
     
  7. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    Cool, looks like serious stuff...

    Foam (AFFF – Aqueous Film Forming Foam) Fire Extinguishers are suitable for use on Class A (wood, paper, material & cloth) Fires & Class B (Flammable liquids: spirits, diesel, petrol etc.) Fires.

    I agree, the powder is not as effective as I would have hoped, and one went off by accident in the back of my truck, what a bloody mess! And you can't shift it, I've vacuumed and brushed and washed and all sorts, still crops up!

    Carpets and trim out when summer comes, and give it all a jet washing. :lol:
     
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  8. stumog

    stumog Well-Known Member I am in england

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    I had a fire extinguisher go from behind my seat in a 66 splitscreen vw to under the brake peddle will discharging it's self.

    That was one of those motoring moments where you have no idea what's going on.
     
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  9. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Just one Stu?
     
  10. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    Yes Clive they are all fixed down, when you find out what AFFF is let me know too, hold on, just googled it's Aqueous film forming foam :teasing-blahyellow:
     
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    stumog Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Most of my friends all have a story or 2 or 3 of things that have not been perfect.

    Surprised when people even get in a car with me sometimes.
     
  12. clivehorridge

    clivehorridge Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in romania

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    That's the stuff, post #187 above...
     
  13. SimonD

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    I asked a fireman about this as it is a nightmare we could all face. His reply was:

    "The extinguishers you see the pit crews using in F1 are CO2 ones. I can't remember the particular size – fairly small one – but it is worth asking your local fire station as they will advise on latest sizes and best place to purchase.
    "You should take two. And be sure to get the ones with the flexible hose on so that you can direct it towards the fire easier. If there are two of you and there is a fire under the bonnet you would flick the bonnet open, stand back as quickly as you can and go to the side of the fire. So if the fire is coming out the front of the bonnet, one of you each side of the vehicle attacking it.
    "And try to always have as much fuel in your tank as you can. The gases left in an empty fuel tank will ignite a lot quicker than fuel itself.
    "And you need to be careful when using CO2 - hold it by its proper handle, do not touch the trumpet where it comes out. If you put your hand on that it will freeze to it and you’ll not get your hand off it without losing your skin."
     
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    Bat21 Well-Known Member Supporter I am in morocco

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    Only just seen this thread :openmouth:
    Sorry to see your pride looking like this Byron :disappointed:
    The 'mental scars' will take a long time to heal, don't let this experience change your outlook on things.
    I had a nasty accident on the way home from Morocco in 2009 and it still effects things I do today 8 years on....
     
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  15. ByronJ

    ByronJ Well-Known Member I am in wales

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    Thanks Paul. It was a hell of a knock back. But I feel lucky to be still around to have another crack at overlanding :).
     
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  16. Bat21

    Bat21 Well-Known Member Supporter I am in morocco

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    Well done.... stay positive.
     
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