Thursday, February 13, 2014

Do You Have an Alternate Heat Source?

It's that time of year here in North Carolina where the power goes out.  Actually where we live the power goes out quite a lot.  A fact that amazes me since all the power lines are underground.  If the power is out for an extended period of time it's due to either tornadoes or hurricanes.  In 1996 we were without power for 8 days in September due  to Hurricane Fran.  No air conditioning in North Carolina in September is not a good thing.

Anyhoo.................for some reason we've been getting snow and quite a lot of it, at least it's a lot for this neck of the woods.  Thankfully we've not lost our power but other parts of the county have.  So this leads me to wonder about having alternate source of heat.  We have this little propane heater, safe for indoor use, that heats up to 100 square feet.  Not ideal but it will do in a bind.  At least we will be somewhat warm if we sit directly in front of it.  Guess it's time to add this to the PREP LIST.  Considering a kerosene heater.  Not really excited about that as I can't stand the odor but I understand that has improved?  Also we don't have a lot of storage area in this house.  Practically none for now.  I hope to change that with purging, hopefully being ruthless about that.  LOL

So do any of ya'll have alternate sources of heat?  If so, what?  Do you like it?  What would you do different? 

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