|Posted by Boyd Craven III on February 12, 2011 at 1:22 PM|
So what is everyone's plans for winter when there's no power? There is the issue of cooking and heating, water, toilet etc...
For us, we have Kerosene heaters and fuel stored as a heat backup, and soon to the new house, we want to add a wood/coal cook stove. A pellet stove is also on the want list, but unless I figure out how to hook it to solar it doesn't work for a no power situation.
Of course I have the usual battery flashlights, but I also have kerosene lamps for light. The kerosene I buy doesn't have a lot of smell to it once it burns so all I need to do is make sure there is enough fresh air so we don't suffocate ourselves if we need to use this
For heating water, and cooking I have a propane burner, as well as my grill, and lots of extra tanks. If the power is out long enough, we will have to get water in 5 gal buckets (after our storage is gone) and ways of purifying it. Tablets, and bleach depending on what you are using it for. If you need to flush the toilet? I'll leave that up to you.
What does everyone else use in that sort of situation? I know my petro fuels won't last forever and am working towards the cook stove setup for heat/cooking but I am working with what I have.
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