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What is it exactly that you do?
Have a listing in your phone numbers that is called ICE with contact details for a relative?
The web link just seems to be to a US commercial site.
No not a separate listing, in your phonebook just put ICE after the contact name. For instance; I have my home phone # as "Home ICE 1", my wifes cell # as "Laurie Cell ICE 2" so as long as they can find your working phone, they can go through the phonebook and call those numbers.

Yeah, that is a commercial web site, but they do explain it pretty well which is why I posted it. Another tip I found just now while poking around in there, DO NOT have your phonebook password protected, or else it's a wasted effort.
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No not a separate listing, in your phonebook just put ICE after the contact name. For instance; I have my home phone # as "Home ICE 1", my wifes cell # as "Laurie Cell ICE 2" so as long as they can find your working phone, they can go through the phonebook and call those numbers.

Yeah, that is a commercial web site, but they do explain it pretty well which is why I posted it. Another tip I found just now while poking around in there, DO NOT have your phonebook password protected, or else it's a wasted effort.
My understanding as to the 'correct' usage is to have the phonebook entries starting with "ICE" so that they come up immediately.

I am very much taken with Mr T's suggestion about the envelope in the glove box. Bit like the permanent instruction I have from my Doctor about which hospital the Ambos should take me to. No point going to the wrong hospital, where my Specialists aren't ...
I will implement this today.

As for notifying them of its existence. How about a piece of card in the holder on the back of the driver's sun visor? If down, it will be visible from inside the car; if up, it will be visible from outside the car. Just a thought or two.

I have also thought about the sense of having a GPS beacon, and/or a satellite phone, if really going bush.

AND REMEMBER everyone - ALWAYS stay with your vehicle. A vehicle is far easier to see in the landscape than a prone body ...

I also carry a large sheet of yellow plastic with me. It will do double duty as a water catchment trap, and also is even easier to spot than your vehicle.
If someone doesn't already know how to construct a water trap, please feel free to ask. It could save your life.
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I also carry a large sheet of yellow plastic with me. It will do double duty as a water catchment trap, and also is even easier to spot than your vehicle.
If someone doesn't already know how to construct a water trap, please feel free to ask. It could save your life.
I be interested in that
I seem to remember doing something like that when I was at school. But that was a long time ago

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Gidday again Mr T

You are interrupting me reading about tyres ...

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I be interested in that
I seem to remember doing something like that when I was at school. But that was a long time ago

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You need three things basically:
A trenching tool or similar;
An ice cream container or similar; and
A sheet of plastic about a metre on each side.
  1. Scoop out a shallow depression in the ground.
  2. Place a reasonable quantity of water bearing foliage into this depression.
  3. Place container in the centre of the depression.
  4. Place plastic over the top, holding each corner in place with either a convenient rock, or a few handfuls of soil, if rocks are scarce ...
  5. Place any convenient weight object in the middle of the plastic above the container underneath. This causes the condensate to run down the underneath of the plastic sheet into the container ...
  6. The hotter the day, the more the water collected. Don't use it for having a shower .
Hope this is complete ... It does work.
BTW, I have done the glove box letter you suggested for both our cars.
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Now I remember, thanks Ratbag

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You need three things basically:
A trenching tool or similar;
An ice cream container or similar; and
A sheet of plastic about a metre on each side.
  1. Scoop out a shallow depression in the ground.
  2. Place a reasonable quantity of water bearing foliage into this depression.
  3. Place container in the centre of the depression.
  4. Place plastic over the top, holding each corner in place with either a convenient rock, or a few handfuls of soil, if rocks are scarce ...
  5. Place any convenient weight object in the middle of the plastic above the container underneath. This causes the condensate to run down the underneath of the plastic sheet into the container ...
  6. The hotter the day, the more the water collected. Don't use it for having a shower .
Hope this is complete ... It does work.
BTW, I have done the glove box letter you suggested for both our cars.
Can I add urinate on the foliage (NOT in the container!) It might sound a bit gross but will have no effect on the water quality in the container but will add to the volume. Or you can use bog water or river water if undrinkable. If in really dire straits, this method can be used to distill coolant. Basically anything with water in it!

Also I would say if you seal all around the plastic sheet it will seal in the moisture & prevent evaporation, increasing yield. Best way is to use sand or soil.
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ICE Android app.




http://www.xda-developers.com/androi...-just-in-case/

The application effectively acts as a digital copy of the traditional ICE card which is stored on your phone. It contains all the relevant information that you’d expect it to.
  • Your Name
  • Three Emergency Contacts
  • Blood Type
  • Information Regarding Allergies / Medical Conditions
Unfortunately, accidents do happen and while I wouldn’t go so far as to say that this app should replace a hard copy ICE card it will certainly increase the chances of that all important information being relayed to the right person.
The latest version is available for free on the market and is now ICS friendly, you can find more infomation in the original thread...

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1489092

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Small sticker decal (below) I have on my rear quarter window, glove-box and medical details envelope!



..to be sure, to be sure!


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If someone doesn't already know how to construct a water trap, please feel free to ask. It could save your life.
In easy pictures!






Just a grab a plastic bag, some scissors, and some duct tape. Find a near tree with green leaves and stuff as many of the leaves in to the plastic bag but do this carefully no to damage the leaves or the branches.

The trick is to get the water from the plant proper not just the leaves.

Seal the plastic bag with the duct tape and leave it for a few hours (leave it overnight if you can).

Give the bag good shake to get the drops to fall to the bottom.

== pure distilled water!



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Exc post PigSti, nice pics
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That is brilliant PigSti
Well done & many thanks mate

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