A government warning said that anyone travelling in icy conditions should take a shovel , some blankets or sleeping bag, some extra clothing including a scarf hat and gloves. a 24 hour supply of food and drink,a can of de - icer , some rock salt, a torch and spare batteries. a Safety triangle tow rope , a petrol can and a 1st aid kit - and some jump leads . . . I looked a right **** on the bus this morning !!!