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*Get-A-Grip! Something To Keep You Upright !!

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*Well just thought I would share my new purchase with you, most of us have experienced the heavy snowfalls and ice during December/January and some are still suffering . I found the worst part of it all was being house bound, no buses , car snowed in and the pavement treacherous.
My Neighbour showed me her new Ice Crampions which fasten onto your shoes or boots, she sais she was able to walk through the ice and snow without fear of slipping.I got them up on Google and sent for a pair, unfortunately they were sold out due to the high demand, but I eventually got them just as the snow had disappeared! just my luck, however when the next snowfall arrives I will be well Prepared!!

If you are interested just Google " Get a Grip ice Crampons" and it will bring up lots of sellers, Good Luck, hope you find this useful!! If any member has already got some of these would be interested in their views*

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Excellent... definitely on GoYpedia Wellies and Garden Footwear ! :o)

4 Feb, 2010

 

These look the Bizz PP :) i was told that Wearing socks over your Shoes is another good way 2 grip the Ice/Snow !!:)

4 Feb, 2010

mad
Mad
 

That's very kind of you to share this info PP.

4 Feb, 2010

 

What a great idea Carole, Jacque socks do work but you need the woollie ones and no i have not done it, but people use to do it years ago, as for me i'd rather stay in than do that, but that looks a good idea Carole....

4 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks Terra, Jac,mad and Carol, the proof will of course be in the wearing, but will let you know when I do try them out [not too soon I hope] ;0)

4 Feb, 2010

 

It would be good to have feedback from someone who has used them. Perhaps you could try an ice rink if you have one near you, PP! There seems to be a couple of different makes, some cheaper than others. I've heard about the socks idea too but haven't found anyone who's tried it either. Hopefully they won't be needed any more this year.

4 Feb, 2010

 

They look great Carole,expect to see a pic of you wearing them,when we get thenext lot !..In a professional model pose too.Lol...but hopefully,as you say,not too soon....(sorry,but didn't we get snow in june one year? )....:o((

4 Feb, 2010

 

~I know they use these in the US and Canada but didn't know where to get them here~ worth looking into ~thanks PP!

4 Feb, 2010

 

I asked my postman how he kept on his feet in the ice and he said ' golf shoes' --seemed to work as he was moving pretty fast!

4 Feb, 2010

 

great idea carole, im sure lots of members will invest in these :o))

4 Feb, 2010

 

Thoughtful of you PP. A very good investment when you consider the consequences of a fall. Perhaps the NHS should recommend them to patients who've suffered a fall.

4 Feb, 2010

 

These look quite comfy too Pp...agree...hope you will not need them again this year !

4 Feb, 2010

 

Gee I think Id rather walk On hot Coals than venture onto an Ice Rink!

Arlene There are lots of sites selling these at varying prices, but I think basically they are all much the same.

Well Sandra , my neighbour Beryl who is 74 swears by them, thats the reason I invested in a pair!

Heron Perhaps we could get them on prescription, might ask my GP when I next see him Lol

BB . well heres hoping! as it stopped snowing at your end yet you could buy Jane a pair ;0)

4 Feb, 2010

 

Pp...mild day today so snow disappeared thank goodness ! If our winters are going to be like this in the future we will ALL have to invest in them ! Lol

4 Feb, 2010

 

;0))

4 Feb, 2010

 

Oh gosh Pp my son bought me a pair of these 2yrs ago ,he lives in Philadelphia and we were over in the winter.never seen snow like it these were fantastic i could walk anywhere without fear of falling. I would reccommend them to anyone!!!! :~)))

4 Feb, 2010

 

Remember, it's only the beginning of February - plenty of time for lots more snow. Question - if your socks fit how on earth would you get them on over your shoes?

4 Feb, 2010

 

They do look a good, useful buy, Pp. Thanks for the info. :-)))

4 Feb, 2010

 

I did the same as you Pansypotter.

I ordered them of a catologue, was told they were sold out, would send them
when new stock came in. Well, would you believe it they sent them last
week............Too blooming late.

Never mind, I will put them away for Next Year!!

I LOL when reading your Blog.

Freesiaperson x

4 Feb, 2010

amy
Amy
 

They look great Carole , I hope you wont need them anymore this year , do you know if they fit over any kind of shoe , boot or walking boots ?

4 Feb, 2010

 

Excellent Blog Carole. I am going to suggest to my local Counsillor, that a free pair be sent out with every Council Tax demand, seeing how reluctant they are to use any grit around here !!!

5 Feb, 2010

 

great idea PP :)

5 Feb, 2010

 

What a brilliant idea I defiantly will be purchasing a pair for myself and my mother-in-law Thanks PP

5 Feb, 2010

 

Thanks Mobee Im sure everyone will be interested in your assessment of the snow spikes, its good to hear they were so successful,

Hi Freesia you seem to have the same luck as me LOL but never mind we will have them ready the next time around!

Amy they come in two sizes Small to Medium 4-7 and large 8- uwards, they fit over shoes and boots ;0)

Thanks Wagger, Spritz,Grindle and Sue pleased you found the info useful

MudddtW Exactly my feelings should put it in writing to the council, I was disgusted that they left all the sideroads and pavements especially when people were left housebound!

5 Feb, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Carole , our roads and pavements were like ice rinks , it would have been impossible to walk from ours to the top road , I could only just manage it in the car and then I was slipping and sliding round the corners ... that was after the snow when it had compacted down to ice .... ..

5 Feb, 2010

 

I'm amazed by the comments in some of the above . The reason councils are 'reluctant' to use any grit is that they haven't got any! This weather has caught everyone unawares; no-one was prepared for it. The grit that they had, and thought that they had enough of, was only enough for a usual winter, not for the extreme conditions that we've had this year. The poor men working in the grit and salt mines have been working all the hours God sends to keep all the authorities supplied with at least some sort of protection to make conditions as safe as possible for the majority of people. I for one applaud the heroic efforts of these workers. OK, for those of us living on side roads off side roads conditions were not ideal, Mountain Rescue had to be sent for a mother in labour on the estate I live on. But I would not dream of writing to the council to complain about things that were beyond their control.

5 Feb, 2010

 

~the problem is of course that they have to make a judgement at the start of the winter~probably even before then~ so that they can get the money allocated and the stuff ordered and delivered in time~if they get it wrong everyone wants it at the same time.....my beef is with the people who took it all from the bins to put on their drives and paths whilst the roads were left like glass~it doesn't cost a lot to get a couple of drums which I did as we have a flight of stone steps down to the front door~didn't want my milkman or postie to kill themselves!
Will be buying a couple of pairs as it is only a year ago that my hubbie slipped and broke his leg in three places~fortunately now fully healed~

5 Feb, 2010

 

You are entitled to your opinion - as am I.

5 Feb, 2010

 

You might be using them before next year after all as we are forecast snow during Thursday night- Friday morning!

9 Feb, 2010

 

Wish I'd bought some already - snow here again!

10 Feb, 2010

 

Fortunately the snow didn't put in an appearance, we had some light rain instead! But we are forecast snow for next Tuesday now!

14 Feb, 2010

 

You are really having a hard time Gee, better get your order in!

Balcony hope it doesn't materialise, although its forecast for Scotland next week as my son is going on holiday! But we have had quite alot of sunshine here in Lancashire but very cold!

14 Feb, 2010

 

They are great Carole, will have to get some tyres on my car for snow then will be able to drive any where at all mostly that is, so its snow tyres you all want.

Silverbelle you are wrong about them not knowing they were awaiting the goverments discision on how much to order, as they knew they were caught out the year before on the snow situation , their meeting took place about the snow, but the goverment did nt get back to them, until the snow came, on how much to order.

I would be complaining about the councils and goverment, like the bins not being emptied when the snow came, for over a month, but no one ever gets a rebate on their council tax.

As for the gritters, the reason most of the time roads don't get gritted is because the councils don't want to pay over time to the night staff for going out, also health and safety regulations. The way all councils decided to grit normally is late at night they wet and stick their finger in the air, and that is what their decision weather to grit or not to grit. They wait for the 4am staff to come on to send them out, which don't get paid over time. I have also been informed a lot is to do with cut backs. Look where our stiff upper lip by moaning but not complaining has got us. Where oap get their sevices cut meals on wheels cut careing etc, one day we will all be old and not be able to go out and fight, A nation full of wimps is what England has become selfish as long as their own pocket and little box is ok, until of course it effect them or a close one.

21 Feb, 2010

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