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So I moved to north eastern pa. The snow here is ridiculous and it's really freaking cold. So I added a few supplies and found the brighter side.
I added a set of alpine cross country downhill ski's from Coleman military surplus. The are pretty good had to get used to the cable binding but I have been skiing alot. Also I added a kerosene heater storing 50 gallons now gonna increase laater.
I also got about 20 of the cheap Walmart fleece blankets so I can insulate my windows better. Also looking to get a set of snow shoes. I also bought a couple sets of snow ponchos. I already had a lot of winter clothes. Any other things I should add.
Also on the bright side any looters or refugees will freeze to death with out a mode of transportation
 

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If you're going to operate a kerosene heater, I have a few suggestions for you.

First, before lighting it the first time, go to the hardware store and pick up a carbon monoxide detector or two. Maybe one for the room the stove is in, and another in the bedroom. Please take this suggestion seriously. Before I installed my woodstove I operated a Corona kerosene heater. Woke up one night with a splitting headache. I quickly rushed outside to get fresh air and ventilated the cabin. Glad I waked up with a headache instead of waking up dead!

I subsequently purchased a couple of Home Depot CO detectors and could monitor the amounts of CO the heater was producing. Yes, there was detectable CO every single time I burned the heater.

Now, a couple more suggestions. The heater's wick is very important to a clean burn and it needs to absolutely moisture free. Buy a replacement wick now for it and install it as soon as you can't get a perfectly blue flame when hot.

Light your stove outside and let it heat up for 4-5 minutes before bringing it in. The flame should burn blue with the metal mantle glowing red-hot. Burning it hot will help reduce both the kerosene smell, and the CO levels greatly.

My last suggestion is seriously look into getting a wood burner for your new home. In the long run it will be cheaper to run than having to buy kerosene, and you aren't limited to buying only fossil fuel. A stove might cost you about 400-500$ off Craigslist, and you could install the chimney yourself for about 600-1600$ depending on your chimney configuration. Expect to pay 2-3X as much for the chimney than you do the woodstove itself.

Good luck in your new home!
 

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I think kerosene stinks. +1 for lighting and extinguishing it outside. +1000 for a couple of carbon monoxide detectors. Perhaps a lantern, puts out both heat and light.

I have cross country skies both wax and waxless plus snow shoes. You should get some kind of sled to drag too. Lots nicer than the weight on your back some times. Mittens and goggles can be handy. Lemon Pledge and paraffin makes a nice sliding wax.

Some of the Raider's will have the proper gear, I wouldn't count on "General Winter" to take care of all the bad people, though it will surly thin them out.
 

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I have a bunch of Co detectors they came with the house. The heater isn't so bad when I buy the house I am putting in a waste oil furnace.
 

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First, before lighting it the first time, go to the hardware store and pick up a carbon monoxide detector or two. Maybe one for the room the stove is in, and another in the bedroom. Please take this suggestion seriously. Before I installed my woodstove I operated a Corona kerosene heater. Woke up one night with a splitting headache. I quickly rushed outside to get fresh air and ventilated the cabin. Glad I waked up with a headache instead of waking up dead!
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A must for any structure with wood or gas heating.
 

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So I moved to north eastern pa. The snow here is ridiculous and it's really freaking cold.
While it is still easy to pack up, move south! :D:
 
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