78 more shopping days until hurricane season!! =)
FWIW, I am gonna use the old gas out of the drums and refill them with
fresh, so I have fresh gas for the generator and trucks when the lights go
out. Not gonna wait until the price of gas goes through the roof again.
I thought they had laws against price gouging? So, when the
danger and demand goes up, the gas stations just shut down
instead of of incurring all that extra risk. Right after a
storm, when the power is off. Folks are desperate for gas
for their generator, but the government says they can't
charge extra. No incentive, so the gas stations just stay
closed. One more example of the nanny state trying to take
care of us, with unintended consequences.
true to a point..... but I am not gonna wait till the summer travel season
for the gas prices to skyrocket. Gonna use up the old gas in the drums and
cans, service the generator, and refill all the drums, cans, generator etc
with fresh gas, so that when(not if) the storms start coming, all I will
have to worry about is topping off the trucks, and filling the water jugs.
Already got plenty of food and necessities in the pantrys. All of the radios
and antennas (including spares) have been checked and are fully funtional.
My stock of spare parts that I carry on the trucks are up to where they need
to be, as well as the extra spares in the shop.
I figure that when we get another storm come through, I will end up with
another housefull from my kids and their classmates.
I would rather have my ducks in a row as a "planned project", as opposed to
"crisis management". After Katrina I was without power for 10 days, and had
a house full of strays(kids, ex wife, etc). Had a housefull of kids for Ike
I'm much the same way. Some things are predictable, like the
late March snow storm in NY state. Did you charge lodging
fees, for the relatives who came to stay with you?
The longest I've been without power, was four days, in the
1993 ice storm. Trailers get plenty cold, in that time.
Second or third day, I took my 10,000 BTU kerosene heater
into the bedroom with me. Closed the door, and still froze
butt. Last day before the power came on, I wired my
generator into the furnace. I had no way to know the power
was coming back. Generator and furnace is a good way to
Soooooo, if you dont have all the spare gas, parts, pantry full of
food and all the other nececssities all stocked up then:
Maybe your ex wife and all those kiddies wont want to hang out?
Hmmmm, what would I do??? :-)
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