Winter prep

DoglegArms

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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?
 

dial1911

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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.
 

Jake

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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.
 

karlvv

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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.
 

Red Dawn

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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.