samhill wrote:I'm clear over on the Pa. Ohio line & I went out & bought an extra 10 gal.s of gas for the generator & a few batteries & such just in case. If I lived in the area that they said was going to get the brunt (& did) I for sure would have had supplies or been gone long before the storm.
You know Sam, I get ready for every predicted snowstorm the same way. It doesn't matter. When you live back on a long farm lane that only has 1 house on the pole fuse, you do things like that. We filled the tractors with gas (additional gas storage) and filled up the cans giving us an additional 30 gallons readily available. The backhoe was filled with diesel and an additional 12 gallons of fuel in cans.
The house had a generator panel put in years ago to run the well pump and AA 260 with a few additional outlets for the fridge and freezer and TV.
I'm not really in the category of a full blown "prepper" but we can take care of ourselves for quite a few days. And we did just that a few years ago with the Blizzard in I think '83 or was it '93 ?? Took 1 full day just to get the driveway opened only to find out the main PENNDOT maintained road was impassable for another 2 days.
The more modernized we get, the more and more it seems like people forget to prepare themselves. The family has a summer place in DE. The Saturday before the storm, my brother went down to secure it. The Phila area weather people were telling us for a couple of days that Sandy was coming. But I saw it coming for at least a week when I saw the front coming from the west and this storm coming from the south. Of course no one realized what the full extent and just how big this thing would eventually become, but they sure should have been doing something to get ready for it.