I’m in pajamas and hiking boots today. Comfy, but ready to go outside once I add a Gore-tex parka and a ball cap. I’ve been outside playing with the girls, sledding, shoveling snow off the driveway, and laying down salt for when the temperature drops to 21 tonight and re-freezes the snow.
If the ice breaks power lines we’re ready. Everything that’s rechargeable has been on its recharger since yesterday afternoon. We’ve got all kinds of food that we can put in all kinds of coolers outside. We’ve got cell phones, CB radios, and hand-cranked/rechargeable/solar radios for communications. We’ve got a fully-charged Husky powerbox with AC/DC outputs and we’ve got a 700W inverter that can run off of our two gassed-up vehicles.
For heating and cooking we’ve got three propane cylinders. If we lose power we’ll grill on the BBQ, pan-fry and boil water on the turkey fryer’s propane burner, and heat the house with the Heat Buddy indoor propane heater.
For light we’ve got candles, rechargeable electric Coleman lanterns, flashlights, headlamps, hundreds of batteries, and as a last-ditch effort hurricane lanterns and Tiki torch fuel.
- Emergency Supplies
- Emergency Communications Over Two-Way Radio
- Inexpensive Alternatives to Emergency Generators
- AC/DC – It’s Not Just for Metalheads Anymore