Winter prep

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I’ve heard from a couple meteorologists that this winter is going to be bad. What are your winter preps?

I’m prepping for losing power, gas, and water for a week. Basically focusing on heat, water, and food. I don’t go over the top with prepping. I don’t mind suffering for a couple of days either.

Heat:
Kerosene heater (@Red Dawn the igniter batteries were dead! I manually ignite it now.)
5 gallons kerosene
1 cord of wood for the fireplace
2 bag of charcoal for the grill

Food:
30 lbs rice
20 lbs of beans
Bunch of canned veggies
Extra bag of dog food

Water:
50 gallons drinkable

Thinking about getting ice chains or those hybrid ones. Recommendations?
 

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I need to get some word cut and drying. Got a fireplace in the basement, just no dry wood right now.

Good point on the charcoal... I buy a lot every year when Lowe's puts it on sale. Probably have a hundred pounds but didn't really think about it as preps.
 

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Sand bags for the bed of the truck, a come along winch, tow straps, extra water, extra food, 10 gallons of gas and extra firewood...I don't really worry too much since I always have either a 4wd or an AWD to get around in. Walmart is always open, even during the "Snowpocalypse" they were open and I was able to get around just fine and go out and get a few small things that I needed. The only thing I'm really making it a point to stock up on more of ahead of time is firewood. Last time luckily I had enough but there were cars lined up for a half mile at most places that sold fire wood and they were charging quadruple what they normally charge.
 

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Sand bags for the bed of the truck, a come along winch, tow straps, extra water, extra food, 10 gallons of gas and extra firewood...I don't really worry too much since I always have either a 4wd or an AWD to get around in. Walmart is always open, even during the "Snowpocalypse" they were open and I was able to get around just fine and go out and get a few small things that I needed. The only thing I'm really making it a point to stock up on more of ahead of time is firewood. Last time luckily I had enough but there were cars lined up for a half mile at most places that sold fire wood and they were charging quadruple what they normally charge.
Get a chainsaw and make your own.
 

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I am glad you figured out it was the batteries @DoglegArms it had me stumped for sure trying to figure that one out lol.

I’d like to think the basics in survival here in GA. Food Water Shelter and Protection. @karlvv is right on with 3 months supply. We should make that an at least min. Also Air quality needs to be thought of. Can’t live if u can’t breath. And there’s something special a fire can do for ya when there’s a blackout. It revives and gives hope.
 

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Food, water and firewood. Tire chains aren't really needed, unless you absolutely have somewhere to go.
 

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Food, water and firewood. Tire chains aren't really needed, unless you absolutely have somewhere to go.
When living up in the North, I always kept a set in the truck since we lived in a hilly area, they saved my butt during the Icepocalypse a few years back, but went unused for the other years. I looked up a set for my current truck, but they say the brake lines are too close to the tire, so no chains for me

I need to get some more Kleen Heat fluid, it stores better than K1 and doesn't give off the Kerosene smell in the heater, just wish it wasn't so friggin expensive
 
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Leshaire

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I’ve heard from a couple meteorologists that this winter is going to be bad. What are your winter preps?

I’m prepping for losing power, gas, and water for a week. Basically focusing on heat, water, and food. I don’t go over the top with prepping. I don’t mind suffering for a couple of days either.

Heat:
Kerosene heater (@Red Dawn the igniter batteries were dead! I manually ignite it now.)
5 gallons kerosene
1 cord of wood for the fireplace
2 bag of charcoal for the grill

Food:
30 lbs rice
20 lbs of beans
Bunch of canned veggies
Extra bag of dog food

Water:
50 gallons drinkable

Thinking about getting ice chains or those hybrid ones. Recommendations?
Is that going to be enough rice for you???
 
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I keep about 50 gallons of gas on hand for the generator. Got propane heat in case the firewood isn’t enough, I keep 140lbs of fuel on hand for that. I keep a salt water aquarium, so I have a reverse osmosis filter feeding a water mixing station with about 72 gallons of clean fresh water on hand at any given time. I could pump out another couple hundred gallons if it started to look like things were gonna get really bad. If I run out of spaghettios and bean dip I might be in trouble.
 
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Good grief. Y'all must have some terrible winters out your way. Kerosene lamp. Flashlights. Stove and water heater are natural gas, so no worries there. I always have rice/beans/freezer full of meat, so no big deal. People around here freak out when they predict snow...it's really funny. Folks head to the grocery store like they were gonna be snowed under for a month. Tulsa, Oklahoma...T-U-L-S-A.

The biggest threat are idiots that drive...having little experience with snow and ice. Tulsa....
 

Cudruln

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Forecast a little snow in Atlanta and the grocery stores will be wiped clean of milk, bread and eggs. It must be a French Toast Emergency.


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Nothing better during a snowpocalypse
 
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