A government warning said that anyone travelling in icy winter conditions should take a shovel, blankets or a sleeping bag, extra clothing including a scarf, hat and gloves.
Also, a 24 hour supply of food and drink, a de-icer, flares, rock salt, torch & spare batteries.
In addition they should take a safety triangle, tow rope, petrol can, first aid kit & jump leads.
I felt a right idiot on the bus this morning! J