You had all summer. What do you have to show for it? This year after the godzilla El Nino winter of winter 2015 I did a few winter preps in the off season. 1, I had a collection of 1/4 and 5/16 aero space grade stainless cable. They didn't have hooks on their ends so they were pretty much useless. Well now they do have eyelets, clips with hooks and picked up some snatch blocks. 2, took the winch parts I had been collecting since 2008 along with some of that aero space 1/4 inch cable and built a warn 4000lb Reese hitch portable winch. 3, bought a little "traveler" brand 2,000lb winch for my wife's car. 4, brought my old Polaris snow mobile back from maine. 5, replaced the old single pane, aluminum frame trailer windows with modern argon filled double pane vinyl frame windows. I live in a peer and beam stucco house, not a trailer. 6, added insulation to most of the walls, I didn't get them all, hopefully before winter is here in full force I will finish the insulation project. 7, I picked up the 17.5kw generac. Winter preps from Christmas past. 8, 2011 Installed an all mechanical natural gas fired heater that needs no electrical power to operate after the previous electric ignition/fan heater failed. Plus it was useless when the power goes out. 9, Lucky for me a year or 2 before that happened I picked up a 10,000btu/hr inferred propane heater with two 20lb tanks... Going to pickup an additional 40lb tank for this winter. 10, in 2013 I picked up my broken 7kw troy built for $100, all it needed was a $7 exciter brush to fix it. Edit: 11, when my dad died this fall he was a bit of a prepper, so all set in the G&A department.