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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 08:58 AM

71. Extra blankets.

I never throw out old comforters when they get a little worn and I buy new. I have a stock of comforters that serve when we have extra unexpected guests and if the heat should go out. Dress in layers and freaking quit worrying about fashion.

We do keep a small kerosene Aladdin stove which my husband uses to heat his work area in the basement when he uses it. But it can be used to cook on, if necessary. I used to cook on this type of unit when I lived in the Middle East. They are used there quite a bit.

Also move to one room and live in it for a while. Did that during war time in the winter. Saved fuel resources. Only kept the bathroom and kitchen area quasi heated to prevent pipes from freezing.

Store water. You don't need a complete 10 minute shower every day nor do you need to wash and blow dry your hair every morning. You can get buy with a pan bath for a period of time. Ration. A notion people in this convenience nation are unaccustomed to.

For food. Add dried beans to that mix. Soak them in a pan and then add beano and cook them. Onions and other root veggies keep well in cooler temps. A hearty stew can be filling.

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