Friday, August 21, 2009

Bag-O-Wind Bill ???


According to NOAA, there's less than a 20% chance of hurricane force winds reaching this locale. However the apparent state of growth on our power-lines, the fact that Scotia Power is a private company, and the eco-freak reluctance to employ the old scorched-earth approach to keep the lines clear, I'm expecting power outages. In September of 2003, after Hurricane Juan struck, we were a good 3 days with no power. This time, thanks to inverters, batteries, solar panels, and a small generator, I'm hoping to be able to keep the food frozen. Due to the time of year, heat is not a concern. My old Winnebago will provide additional propane fridge and stove, water/sewer if required.
See here for some preparation photos..
Lessons learned from Juan:
  • grind up some coffee beans now !
  • fill empty freezer space with ice blocks
  • a 5" b/w TV is handy
  • get propane !
  • candles are nice to have too




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