TOTOM - October Staying warm indoors

Discussion in 'Survival Topic of the Month' started by DKR, Oct 5, 2019.

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  1. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    We have a wood stove and that will be used. Currently still working on getting decent firewood at a good price. I was quoted $200 for a cord of pine/spruce then I found a man that had hard firewood. He wants $12 per wheelbarrow. :LOL: I told him I wanted a cord and he only sells by the wheelbarrow. I am not sure if that is a good deal or not. Currently we are using natural gas and saving the minimal wood that we have for the deep winter while I work on finding a good source for what we need.
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  2. secondrecon

    secondrecon Monkey+++

    That seems like a rip off to me just saying. hey did you hear about the restaurant owners son in the hill , his girlfriend stabbed him to death in front of the restaurant.
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  3. secondrecon

    secondrecon Monkey+++

    When are you coming down maybe I can buy you guys a cup of whatever.
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  4. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I hope to be down in February. That is the plan. I cannot believe that news story of the restaurant. Yikes!
  5. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Sometimes during the winter overnight, I would burn a candle in a 1LB coffee can.
    Believe it or not, it seemed to take the sharpness out of the cold.
    Some people make a candle out of Crisco. It's worth a shot if things get desperate.
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  6. Navyair

    Navyair Monkey+

    You did my heart good with the kerosun heater. Right after we were married, the Navy sent us to Yokoska, Japan where we lived on the economy for a year. Had a couple of those kerosun heaters and believe me, with no insulation in the walls and 20F weather, they were much used! Just remember to leave a window partially open for fresh air so CO doesn't get you.

    My own plan involves a gas fireplace (needs electricity, sadly), three catalytic heaters and refillable propane bottles (1# bottles plus a couple of 20# tanks to refill them and an adapter). Lots of non-fossil fuel help as panels, batteries, electric oil heater, sleeping bags and chemical heat pocket warmers. I do have a generator, plus a firepit that could be used in a pinch.

    The Upper Midwest can be pretty harsh several months of the year. I'm still refining the plan for a prolonged power outage.
  7. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Spent a year in the RoK myself (Teagu/K2 airbase) . Had to go down to the ville and check all the cribs for excessive CO. Boss didn't want anyone to croak with their local hooker. When I found a crib with high Co, I had to track down the John and warn him. To say this was an affront to my sensibilities is an understatement - just the same, nobody died that winter...
    This was a long time ago (76/77), the local housing stock is much better now owing to the general prosperity in the RoK.

    Kerosun left the US market - the company said they were tired of being sued by 'idiots too stupid to read and follow directions'. The heaters we have have knock-offs.
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