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Gettin' Ready?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Redlegs, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Redlegs

    Redlegs Feeling the Heat

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    The weather guy out here said that the "perfect (winter) storm" is coming to New England soon, and predicted 2-3 feet of snow. They were predicting poweroutages and all sorts of horrible gloom. Just curious as to what measures you folks are talking to prepare?

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  2. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Filling the beer fridge:cool:
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  3. topoftheriver

    topoftheriver Member

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    We're gearing up for it. All the inside racks are loaded, extra wood in the garage, etc. I really think its an overkill; this storm will be over by Saturday and my snowblower will do the rest before anyone wakes up. But..........the stove will be cooking good. Actually, it should be warmer in the house with all of the snow on the roof acting as an insulator. Oh, generator is ready to go to, just in case. The Boston corridor is expecting the brunt but they are still saying about 12" for us on the coast.
  4. NSDave

    NSDave Member

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    Stocked up on wood Tuesday; hitting the LC tonight :)

    Still debatable what we will get in the way of snow; Its supposed to Hit here on Saturday.
  5. James02

    James02 Feeling the Heat

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    +1...
  6. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    I don't wait for this stuff to happen to get prepared. I stay prepared all the time so that I don't have to be one of the hoard going to the store to get bread and milk......and beer.
    The woodshed is right outside the stove room, so I just put on some boots and get the wood. Not much change in normal routines.
    Roof rake is always hanging on the shed, the tractor/plow is always ready.
    Power outage can be a bit problematic, but we have candles and a hand pumped well out back, and the stove keeps us warm.
    Gooder to go.
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  7. Machria

    Machria Minister of Fire

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    AND the wood rack! ;)
  8. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    I hope you guys up that way make it through ok....I'm gonna restock the back patio soon and we are only expected to get 1-2" but I'll be there with you in spirit. I think the majority of folks on here know the importance of being prepared or we wouldn't spend so much time on here talking about our big woodpiles.
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  9. Slow1

    Slow1 Minister of Fire

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    We are in the "potential 24+ inch" area. I loaded up the inside racks and brought a bit more in so that I can go at least until Sunday before needing to bring more wood in. Other than that, we have plenty of food etc (we prefer to be 'always ready' like some folks have said. We don't (yet) have a generator but plenty of flashlights and a couple oil lamps for ambiance if the power stays off for any length of time.

    Probably the biggest thing we've done to prep is to make sure we know where the right winter gear is for the kids as we expect they will want to be out in the snow as much as possible this weekend. Glad we can dry those clothes with the stove!

    I do wonder how far inland those winds are going to reach - If we lose any trees nearby I sure do hope they don't fall on anything (anyone?) important. I have sharp chains etc for the saw so scrounging wouldn't be so bad :)
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  10. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Bring it on, they already cancelled school in my area for tomorrow:cool:. Wood, pellets and genny ready, time to have a few beers.;)
  11. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Ours is petering out even before it gets to us so maybe yours will too.
  12. Machria

    Machria Minister of Fire

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    Don't count on it! We have the "pleasure" of a Nor'easter coming up from the south, merging with the storm that just left you. One will be picking up cold air and moister from the canada and the great lakes, while ther other is picking up moister and unstable air from the ocean. I'm like a sitting duck right in between them right now. The ocean is looking VERY angry right now! Were looking at 75+ mph winds, an ocean high tide and storm surge (aka more ocean flooding like sandy) while also getting a foot + of snow.

    This just might get interesting!
  13. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Okay. You can have our share. We don't need it at all.
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  14. rudysmallfry

    rudysmallfry Feeling the Heat

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    Cleaned chimney, changing oil in snow blower, bought chocolate chip cooking fixins, already have wine and James Taylor CD in the house.

    By the way, storm is my fault...just bought a Subaru.
  15. sailor61

    sailor61 Burning Hunk

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    Wood is in, went up on the roof and checked the fasteners on the chimney cap since it's new, made sure I had enough dog and cat food, looked to see I had the appropriate junk food and stopped at the liquor store....
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  16. topoftheriver

    topoftheriver Member

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    98% ready, lots of food, which was already here, plenty of beer, all kinds of wood everywhere, not that I need it, generator if needed, going out for a few hours with my lady to see what everyone is saying, have a few tips, then...............see what happens. The weather people have changed it all day. Westport, MA by horseneck beach. Mild right now. Good luck friends.
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  17. nate vignola

    nate vignola New Member

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    I'm in nath centahl mass, and well- the sled is pointed out of the gahage along with the 4x4 'saki bayou, 'now blowah is gassed and ready, genahatah is ready for fuel- (I wont put any in until the powah goes out fah a while) just had 3-75' pines taken down, so bring it on!
    btw- satelillite tv... that never goes out.
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  18. nate vignola

    nate vignola New Member

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    hang on- at least the tide won't be too bad...
  19. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    Say what....is that pig latin or NE draw...........
  20. TheBaron

    TheBaron New Member

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    We are ready if we need to be. Loads of beer, whisky, scotch and maple ;)

    Only have 1 face cord left so hopefully the cold doesn't hang around to late into Feb/Mar

    Need to get a chainsaw...
  21. nate vignola

    nate vignola New Member

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    just be happy that tito is back in cleveland...
  22. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    its massglish. We don't have the letter "r" in our alphabet up here :)
  23. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    I'm with Dave, always ready. To be safe I started the blower to make sure it still runs and moved a couple days wood to the back door. We have 10 gal Genny gas and a few weeks food staples on hand all times.

    BTW I'm right in the bullseye of 24+ ;)
  24. nate vignola

    nate vignola New Member

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    someone who speaks the same language!
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  25. topoftheriver

    topoftheriver Member

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    Might be wrong, but it will be over before you know it. When you go out, just poke your head above the snow and look around for your shadow.

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