I was getting ready to go out for the last day of Muzzle loading deer hunting Dec. 22 2013 when the power went out. I was expecting it to happen as It had started raining and freezing the evening before. I had the jenny setting near by full of fuel and covered. We did not get the power restored till Dec 26th 2013.
Water was not a problem as I set food grade pails at the down spouts plus I could scoop up buckets of snow to melt in my wood burning furnace room.
Cooking food how ever seems to be a problem here. Electric range and the wife's fear of fire like in a gas range a no no.
I got the oil changed in jenny filled her full of fuel added staibul so she would be ready to go the next round. That round came Sunday night at 6:00 PM.
Since I didn't hook the well up to the transfer switch it was a slight problem. The creek is still full enough I could dip it out by the 5 gallon pail for sanitary issues but not drinking. Going to get that pump on line in the next week.
Micro wave Seems not to run at full power on the jenny (7500 watts) so I don't like using that during power outages. I have two Coleman back pack cook stoves one a dual fuel and one propane. Kare doesn't want her good pots and pans used on them. think a trip to the good will store for some pots and pans I can use is in order. While there a couple lamps should ad a bit of light since Kare also is not crazy about my using the Coleman duel mantle lanterns I use when camping and to heat the deer blinds when it is really cold.
How do ya'll get by?
Edited by alleyyooper, July 29, 2014 - 06:44 AM.