We weren't the least bit surprised that with Dorian still several days out, the food was flying off of the shelves at many stores in Florida, which also happens in many places all across America, especially up and down the 'East Coast megalopolis' whenever a massive snowstorm strikes, leaving store shelves emptied all over the big east coast cities and suburbs regularly.
Susan Duclos had lived in Florida for many years and had lived through 2 major hurricanes down there so I've asked her what she recommends in case a major hurricane striking and her prepping list consists of.:
How many people reading this would be prepared to make it through the winter should the electrical grid go down, taking most home heating system's along with it? As the author of this American Homestead story points out, she and her husband have now lived completely off grid for two winters so what she shares with us is tried and proven and immediately, she emphasizes we'll need to keep the house warm and if one doesn't have a fireplace to do so, a good wood stove might be a great investment. From their story.:
This picture hangs on the wall in my kitchen (ANP: seen above). Doesn’t it look quaint and charming? The reality is that winter can be a difficult time. We had our first taste of cool weather this last weekend. I’m reminded that fall is just around the corner and it’s time to think about getting our homestead ready for winter. I’m putting together our “prepping for winter” to do list and I thought I would share it with you. The Farmers’ Almanac is calling for another really COLD one and we want to be ready!
I have now experienced two winters living off grid. It can be a challenging time! But each year, I feel like I am a little more prepared. When I lived in an electric house in St. Louis, I spent very little time outside during the winter. If my family went anywhere, I always warmed up the car before we were ready to go. The house was warm, the car was warm, and usually so was our destination. We had some warmer layers for playing out in the snow, but it wasn’t a daily activity. Living off grid actually requires some preparation, and not just in relation to clothing. So, here’s our to do list in no particular order.
You can never have enough wood. We heat our entire home with our wood stove. My husband and dad have already started to pile up wood for the winter. When I see the piles of wood, it makes me so happy! I know I will be warm. They have chosen to purchase “slab” wood from a nearby mill. The cost is $20 for 1 ton (2000 pounds) and they plan to buy seven tons to get us through the winter.
Slab wood is generated from the round edges of wood that is a “waste” product after cutting logs into boards. It is a good choice for firewood for us because it is cheap and the mill is located close-by. It burns really hot and is good when you are available to feed your fire regularly because some of the pieces can be a bit small. Our overnight wood of choice is big logs that can burn all night. We will find and cut these from fallen trees on our property.
The chimney needs to be cleaned. I’m thankful that is my husband’s job! We rely on our wood stove for more than just heat in the winter. It was not made as a cook stove, but I cook with it anyway. I’m able to use the inside for cooking and baking in a cast iron dutch oven. I use the surface on the top for slow cooking with a trivet under a dutch oven. Think of it like an off grid crockpot.
With that last paragraph helping detail the outstanding benefits of wood stoves, in that you can generally cook food upon them as well, imagine how handy something like that would be when the regular gas or electrical stove no longer works and the microwave oven is finally, and thankfully, 'caput' in a long term or permanent 'grid down scenario'. Much more from the American Homestead story here.
Below are several different options available for wood stoves and as we see in the picture above showing the cord-and-a-half of wood that we just had delivered to ANP 2 days ago, (then stacked ourselves - the old muscles are FEELING it!), thanks to all of the amazing donations from you, ANP readers, we're getting ourselves prepared for this coming Fall and Winter. We use fires nearly daily to heat our home/office here because the cost of heating with propane ran us well over $2,000 for several winter's running.
Even having a fireplace or a wood stove in one's home, sometimes we'll find ourselves in an emergency situation, such as in a broken down car, where keeping warm could be a matter of life or death so as the American Homestead story also points out, having warm clothing, extra batteries, flashlights or lanterns, food and water, proper bedding and ways to do laundry are absolutely necessary prepping items.
So with absolutely brutal weather now bearing down upon Florida and parts of the Southeast coast of the US and the Farmer's Almanac calling for an absolutely frigid winter ahead, the first two videos below from City Prepper and the Canadian Prepper take a look at preparing for both of those scenarios with the Canadian Prepper video called "10 Steps To Survive A Winter Power Outages" while the 1st video from City Prepper is titled "How To Prepare For A Hurricane, Before, During And After".
In the 3rd and final video below, our videographer goes over all of the different 'weather modification patents' that are available for anyone to look up online which prove that 'weather modification programs' have long been used by government's and different state agencies to 'manipulate the weather' despite the msm calling 'weather modification programs' a 'conspiracy theory'. And while we're unable to prove that Hurricane Dorian is being 'manipulated', with Canada's former Prime Minister hoping that Dorian provides a direct hit on President Trump's Mar-A-Lago, we wouldn't put anything past the globalists!
An absolute must-read on 'weather modification' is Steve Quayle's book "Weather Wars & Un-Natural Disasters" within which he warned: "Technology will make available, to the leaders of the major nations, techniques for conducting secret warfare, of which only a bare minimum of security forces need be appraised… Techniques of weather modification could be employed to produce prolonged periods of drought or storm." And as always, we open up our comment section to you for any and all advice, links, videos etc. that you might like to share on hurricane or winter weather prepping. Your advice could save someone's life.
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