Being prepared for natural disasters

Timmy59

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A thread about bulk kerosene shows up every year or so. Are you looking for a place to buy at a pump and fill your own containers or bulk such as truck coming to fill a bulk tank on-site?
LOVE the new avatar.. Tractor supply has 5 gallon cans of Crown kerosene on sale for 29.99 regular $34.99. Ace wants 39.99 for the same stuff.
 

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Good thread here with good ideas.
I think it depends on how long you expect to be without public utilities. During the ice storm in Tulsa, was it in 2008? We were without power for six days. Ran the gas fireplace which made enough heat to keep the house around 60 and pipes from freezing. My little generator provided power for most small appliances and lights.

They water rationed us as there was not enough power to run the pumps to refill the water towers until they brought in the industrial generators. I had 20-30 gallons of gas stored for the generator (gas stations had no power) with stabilizer, and a way to purify water if things did not improve. We used all my gear from backpacking years to cook, and generally make things more comfortable.
December 2007 ice storm.
 

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Dad’s old Coleman lanterns after a tune-up. In February, I positioned them outside at windows so I didn’t worry about CO (Our house is pretty tight). I fabbed reflectors from 3/4 plywood and aluminum foil, worked great!
 
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