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    Default Getting ready for snow.

    So, as we make our own bread and don't drink milk what to do prepare for snow?

    Top off gas tanks and make sure the genset will start -fire wood to porch - hot chocolate packets to the pantry. Dog and cat food are already in good supply. Charge up cellphones and other gadgets. Firewood to porch and under cover.

    Run to the liquor store - amaretto - kaluah - Wild Turkey - vodka - couple of boxes of wine.

    What am I missing?
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    Chocolate

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    Oil lamp for when you donít want to hear the generator, assuming we lose power. Batteries for book lights. Hearty soup mixes you can make on the woodstove.

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    Stockpile water

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    Toilet paper.

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    got toilet paper is covered depending on how busy the mice have been,
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    several unread books on my Kindle que as long as the cell phone network holds up

    Also have bumpy hundreds of dead tree books on the shelf that I'd like to read again..

    I just hate television and had rather read,

    But, what sources to visit for current news of the day?
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    When the electricity is out we can still tether a laptop to a phone and get the news online. We have several chargers that will recharge the laptops and phones a few times and we have an extra battery for each fully charged also. We only use the generator a little bit to keep the fridge cold and recharge everything - maybe 45 minutes twice a day. We also have several led lanterns and a few oil lamps. We don't mind socking in and roughing it for a while - kinda fun. As long as we have plenty of books we're good to go. We live far enough from town and are remote enough that we always keep enough food to last a good long time and we have a big water tank of non-potable water for toilet flushing as well as quite a few gallons of spare drinking water if the well freezes up.

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