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Posted by daestrom on July 12, 2010, 9:40 pm

z wrote:

And all we worry about here is the power going out for a day or two in
sub-zero weather.

Use a natural gas stove and fireplace, keep the pantry full and have a
can of gas for the snowblower when the lake-effect finally subsides.
That's about it.

I remember being in Mobile AL, when hurricane Frederick came through
back in '79.  We bugged out and were fine, but when we came back we went
without power for a couple of weeks.  Hardest part was driving around to
find a gas station that had a genny and getting a bag of ice each day
from the Red Cross for the cooler to keep a couple of things cold.  (we
were newlyweds so we didn't really need a TV :-)


Posted by krw@att.bizzzzzzzzzzzz on July 12, 2010, 11:22 pm

Franlkly, I worried far more about that than I do from Hurricanes here.  It
happened to me three times, once was just a furnace malfunction and an
incompetent service company.  

When we were in Vermont we had a wood stove and oil -> gas furnace.  The wood
stove would heat the whole house, when it was down to -20F or better.  I never
had to use it for long, but it was nice to have as a backup.  A cord of wood
lasted me five years, so I wasn't used much and I always had plenty of wood.

My plan is to bug out and come back when the power is back.  We're ~200mi from
the gulf, so I don't expect to get the brunt of hurricanes.

Posted by vaughn on July 13, 2010, 6:49 pm

Yep.  I am just a dumb Florida boy, but I would guess that you would always want
an alternate way to keep at least one room warm.  Fireplace, Franklin stove,
kero heater...something like that.  I remember from my Michigan childhood that
it doesn't  always take a storm or a power outage to cause a family emergency;
furnaces sometimes break!


Posted by Michael A. Terrell on July 15, 2010, 9:02 am

z wrote:

   Why?  I've been here 20+ years, and was told to leave once.

Anyone wanting to run for any political office in the US should have to
have a DD214, and a honorable discharge.

Posted by Pete Keillor on July 7, 2010, 12:04 am

On Tue, 6 Jul 2010 11:18:06 -0400, "vaughn"


This was in Texas, for Hurricane Allen in 1980.  It turned out to be a
non-event on the upper Texas coast, but that was the first satellite
high res shot of a very symmetrical hurricane, and it rattled

Just don't mix up the cans...

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