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OT - Winter Traction

Don Stephan
When I was visiting my brother in Duluth Minn in the 70's, I noticed that the City spread sand on the roads because it was too cold for ice to work. At the same time, I noticed that sand gave immediate and effective traction on snow and ice.

Each fall I save a couple clean empty gallon milk jugs, and fill them with dry sand. A gallon jug of dry sand in the back of the van or a car trunk is instant traction that can be scattered without getting dirty, but won't spill all over the vehicle interior. Antifreeze and wood glue gallon jugs are longer lasting if you have one.

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