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Lets say it's dead of winter. You're nice and toasty in your home. The power goes out for some unexplained ...


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Old 10-21-2013, 08:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Lets say it's dead of winter. You're nice and toasty in your home. The power goes out for some unexplained reason. You think, "It will be back on in a little bit". But it doesn't. The house starts getting cold. What is your backup heat source? How long will it last? Do you have a kerosene heater? Gas logs?

Lets take it a little further. The outage lasts longer than you had anticipated. You run out of kerosene. Your gas logs flicker out. What do you do next? How will you cook? The microwave isn't going to work. Lets hear some of your solutions to this scenario.
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100 gallon gas tank and wood stove. Having lived in south Florida and going through many himacanes one gets a little clever. The big problem is fuel . 10000 gallons of water in pool and hand pump for well.
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100 gallon gas tank and wood stove. Having lived in south Florida and going through many himacanes one gets a little clever. The big problem is fuel . 10000 gallons of water in pool and hand pump for well.
The milder climates will have it much easier. Don't have to contend with the severe cold or the cold temps as long as other areas. I'm looking for a wood stove. One we can use to heat and cook on. I'm surrounded by trees. I can use fallen trees or begin cutting as needed. Stock up on firewood during the summer.
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All the zombies will be going to firers looking for food or supply s. I live in the country and think a killing zone of 300 yards is pretty good. Big dog and geese for alarms.
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All the zombies will be going to firers looking for food or supply s. I live in the country and think a killing zone of 300 yards is pretty good. Big dog and geese for alarms.
You do have a point about smoke giving off your location. I live in the country too. My line of sight is pretty limited with all the trees around he house. Hopefully the zombies will just stay away. I have some other ideas but they only work on sunny days. Cloudy days and night are still going to be cold.
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The geese and other foul are the best watchers. Our Dobie would sit in the shade and wait for the geese to sound off then come and check it out.
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I have a lifetime supply of cheetos and when that runs out I'll eat the skittles in my MOE AR15 pistol grip.

I live in Texas so I won't freeze to death except the one day of the year it actually freezes.
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Blazing hot cheetos are survival food. Twinkies would be good also.
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I have a wood burning stove in my living room. In 08-09 we had a bad ice/snow storm here in Louisiana. My wife used the stove for 8 days to keep the house warm, cook food, and boil water to take bathes. She used my 4wheeler to haul wood from the back of my property to the house. I also have a Colman stove that is a dual fuel that can use Colman fuel or gasoline.
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twinkies make me sick to the stomach. Snowballs on the other hand treat me juuuuust right.
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