In my weekly attempt to outdue Maister by introducing threads that are really off-the-wall strange......let's take a look at Geographically-Specific Stuff. Some background.....
London, England has NO snow plows. This week the huge Metro was hit with a major snowstorm. Obviously, London did not have the Geographically-Specific Stuff needed to clear the streets.
Snowshoes (Far north)
Snowplows (Any area that "regularly" gets some snow)
Plug-in heaters for automobile engine blocks (Fargo, Winnipeg....you get the idea)
Rattlesnake traps (Arizona?)
Indicator poles and flags on fire hydrants (Any place expecting heavy and accumulating snowfalls)
Grain Belt Beer (Minnesota)
Zamboni (Any place, inside or outside, with an ice rink)
Dust masks (Anchorage, this week)
Coast Guard Icebreakers (Great Lakes, other ice-cover-prone waters)
Sandals (Especially any southern USA beach with "hot" sand)
Cheap beads (New Orleans, Put-In-Bay)
What say you?