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Old 08-27-2011, 02:54 PM   #11
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I got a little universal portable charger from Verizon that can charge most wireless devices. You power it up ahead of time, and it provides about 5 hours of additional talk time. Not expensive as I recall.

I also have an Axion 7" portable TV that runs on batteries which has gotten use during power outages.

Powdered milk.
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:03 PM   #12
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Old man Boyd's roof leaked like a sieve ...He had pots, pans, boilers, buckets, etc everywhere catching the drips when it rained....One day I told him..."Mr Boyd, ya need to get your roof fixed" ....Can't do that boy....."Why not I asked" It's raining outside ...I said..."I mean when it quits raining and the sun is shining"....Hit don't leak then boy

The time to prepare for a Hurricane, Tropical Storm, Tornadoes etc, is when there's 3 feet of snow on the ground...The time to prepare for a big snow/winter storm, or Nor Easter is when it's 98 degrees outside.

Can't say enough about Generators...I own three...A small one for short outages of just a few hours...A large one that hooks to the house...for long term outages. Another one just for the fun of it...

If you are so situated that you can own a Generator, then by all means have gas to run them.,..a lot of gas!!! ~~ Gas supply's can't get critical to non existent ~~ During Katrina there was no Gas to be had here....10's of thousands of gallons in the ground, but no way to pump it out....(There ought to be a law!!!)

Have/Create a Cool or Warm Zone in your house....Kerosene Heaters work well for Heat Zones (Or Natural Gas Heaters)....Room/Window A/C units work well for a Cool Zone.

Ice .you can't have to much in hot weather....I've seen men fight over a 10lb bag of ice....Pull guns over 5 gallons of gas......

Oh well, just a few tips....Maybe more later.
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:17 PM   #13
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Wet wipes for hygiene. That will save you some water.
That's a good idea.
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:25 PM   #14
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Clothing, especially warm clothing, should be set aside for emergencies, somewhere you can reach it.
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:33 PM   #15
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Ceremonial last shower. Scrub clean. Fill tub with water.

This is not the time to reject ramen off-hand based on principles.
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:44 PM   #16
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Everyone should own one (or two) of these...or something like it....At the very least ...Plenty of extra propane (fuel ) bottles on hand too!
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:00 PM   #17
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Years ago during hurricane Gloria, we lost power and had to make do with doing all our cooking on the gas grill. If you don't have side burners, remove the grates and put pots and pans right on the diffusers.
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:18 PM   #18
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This past winter I just added another generator to my arsenal.
It runs off my tractor's PTO. And I have a 150 gal diesel fuel tank. The only downside is the tank needs to be near empty to meet the minimum for them to come fill it up. Still, no scrambling to fill gas cans. And no gasoline engine that hasn't been started in a year.
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:26 PM   #19
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Good looking set up Fred....A Full 540 RPM to get Maximum output?
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:39 PM   #20
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Thanks Bob.
Yes, 540 rpms. There's also a meter on it that you want reading 220v. And I bought a $12 meter to monitor the house's outlets for the correct voltage.
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