Letter Re: Spare Tire From Hurricane Matthew Lessons Learned


I really enjoyed DD’s Hurricane Matthew Lessons Learned write up. There was a lot of good stuff in there, and it gave me a couple of things to work on. One thing I can personally vouch for is the mention of your vehicle spare tire. I recently had some work done of my main vehicle, and it required the removal of the spare, which is mounted on the undercarriage. The mechanic called and said he needed to cut the bracket with a torch, as it was so corroded that he couldn’t remove the tire. If I had broken down on the highway, I never would have gotten the spare out. I don’t do any of my own vehicle work, but relying on Jiffy Lube to check the spare doesn’t cut it. I won’t make that mistake again. I lucked out, this time.

Also, I couldn’t help but notice the comment in the Odds ’n’ Sods article about the defensive gun use in Texas. A gentleman noted that he “has a gun permit, but doesn’t carry”. He goes on to explain that if he was in the same situation as the victim, he would have done the same thing. It’s kind of hard to do if you’re not carrying though! Maybe you could give the perp a nasty paper cut with your permit.