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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    My current house does not have any alternative heating options. It's all electric baseboard which for the size isn't too painful in the winters. But when the power goes out so does the heat. I have a small generator that will keep my appliances going but I need something for heating. I was...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Various rants, observations, and plans. Water froze in our cabin. Again. The water worked last on Sunday, January 27, morning. It got down to -10, overnight. Got water out of sink, then flushed toilet and tank refilled. Then, nothing. Should have investigated further. Went home with the...
  3. Books, Movies & Stories
    http://www.survivalistboards.com/album.php?albumid=6817&pictureid=96009 This is a great read and i have read and re-read it a number of evenings, Polar Exploration, isolation and Man challenging nature in brutal subzero temperatures
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Well ... power just came back on and this is the first time I've posted in this forum for a day and a half. Obama had just visited Denver and darkness followed him. No ... literally. We had a heavy, slushy snow storm and power across the state of Colorado went out. Obama had come to town...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    May sound like a "Public Service Announcement" but its time to start thinking about winter and in-vehicle winter survival kits again... Environment Canada is calling for a colder/snowier winter than normal in western Canada (La Nina effect) and this likely extends down into the mid-west USA. We...
  6. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Our weather broke, we've been single digits or less and suddenly we have a heat wave! It got clear up 28 degrees Fahrenheit today. Warm enough to get some of the little ones outside. I've got four of 'em, two boys and two girls with my third son due in March. We are all active outdoors year...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    We're all stuck at home today. My husband plowed the driveway for 45 minutes. He really didn't want to use a personal day at work so he tried to get to the highway. One of our 4wd vehicles is now buried in the ditch about 300 yards from our house. The FIL is bringing the tractor down later...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Anyone else out there not really that worked up about getting hit by this storm? Where I am from and in my experience, this is winter. This is how it is. There is food in the house. Wood for the stove is always ready. Candles and lanterns are always in the draws/cabinets. There is always gas in...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    North Texas power plants might have to cut back on power production because they are not designed for cold fronts like what just blew threw. Due to the power plants being closed, parts of Texas might experience rolling blackouts...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    We woke up at about 2:30 this morning with a feeling of dread...the house was unusually chilly. We set the thermostat at 66 degrees at night, but it reported that is was 59 degress and we could feel cool air blowing through the vents. I went downstairs to the furnace room...the fan was...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Between helping my buddy plowing last nite, and various rescue missions I ended up running, have to say last night was the biggest SHTF of recent memory. I will have more stories in the following day, but for now: We were on the way in to get an extra truck when we came on a car with a young...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Share your pics from this latest snow storm. I'll start this one was at 5pm yesterday, the top of that drift is around 3 feet:
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hundreds of thousands of people are affected by this winter storm. I'm just curious the percentage that were prepared and the ones with their pants flappin' in the wind? Also are there any posters from this forum enduring all this weather? How are you doing? Would there be anything (if at...
  14. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Buurrrrrr. Here in Idaho we can get down to -25°F, but this morning was close to that. At these times it reminds me how important an alternate form of heat and power is just in case there is a problem with the power grid.
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Blizzard Warning Michigan It would seem its the first one since 1978. We are expecting 21 inches here in the Kalamazoo area, so I did a few checklist items yesterday and today to get ready. FYI the wife works at the hospital in trauma surgery so they actually did a lock down on them today...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    16.9 here in West Texas. windchill is 0. :xeye:
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello all. Today and tomorrow we here in central Illinois are in for a little snow and ice. A buddy of mine at work is father of three with a new baby and today he asked for advice on how he can provide heat for his family in an emergency. We discussed all the temporary and permanent options...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Well, this is where our prepping may pay off. The National Weather Service is predicting a large storm will be hitting the center of the country starting on Tuesday. Some areas of the country will get hit with 12 inches or more of snow and ice. In central Illinois it looks like it will start...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I picked these up in june or july on sale at a local Target for $25: DuPont ThermoLite? :confused: Took 'em out earlier this morning to break 'em in to see if they're really waterproof or merely water-resistant, and check for fitment issues that may lead to blisters from an extended hike. The...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Well after busting a gut for the last 3 weeks to get ready for winter, the snow and wind arrived today and isnt stopping! I have never been so prepared since I moved to Canada:D: My 2 day old snow shovel saw action this morning. Have to go get my solaris solar panel from the PO today...
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