fakespyder wrote on Aug 6, 2020, 23:03:
When you lose power, water and communications for more than a few hours it really hits you how dependant we are on each other.
At first it is kind of novel:
"Honey break out the candles"
but a few hours later it is:
"Don't use the toilet! There's no water! We may need it to live!"
BoP's state of emergency preparedness:
1. Grid power off? Well, there's the solar panels and battery banks which can keep the fridge and portable AC unit going for quite a long time. I've got a portable four panel solar kit that charges a good sized LIon battery and the battery can easily run the CPAP machines all night. Both of the panel setups are amorphous so they still generate on cloudy days. Should that fail there is always the generator. We have portable LED lamps we use while camping that are also solar charged so light at night is available.
2. 550 gallons of potable and treated rainwater means clean drinking and cooking water for quite a long time. Camp style bathing every other day using no more than a gallon each. We'll be good for quite a long time.
3. I've got a fire pit and a propane grill so cooking is squared away.
4. No communications? No problem! The wife and I have hundreds of books to entertain us plus the company of one another.
Living in a rural area that had frequent power outages due to high winds, hurricanes, tornadoes, and extreme heat taught us to be as self-reliant as possible.
Glad you and Mrs. Blue are OK, Blue. Welcome back and here's to hoping that life gets back to normal for you sooner than later.
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