|Blizzard survival at it's best!! ;)|
So... last evening around 6PM we lost our power. It was almost completely dark and the windchill outside was -40 degrees!! We had just gotten well over a foot of snow and... I went into FULL FLEDGE APOCALYPSE
My wife Erin and I both immediately grabbed our head lamps. Next I grabbed my Goal Zero battery backup
and light, Erin grabbed every candle in the house, I centralized all flashlights, snapped some chemlight sticks
Then I grabbed the Mr. Heater
and slightly less than a dozen canisters of gas, gathered all sleeping bags, survival blankets
, down blankets, hand warmers, etc.
CORE BODY TEMPERATURE: CHECK!
Had Erin fill up all pitchers and food safe containers with water while we still had water...
ADDITIONAL PROTECTION FROM COLD: CHECK!!
After an hour into going into full fledge "Zombie Apocalypse Mode" and wading through every piece of survival gear I owned, ranging from a bin full of survival knives
to another full of molle pouches, I was sweating my tail off and needed a break. We were now officially set up for the 2014 Blizzard Apocalypse
, so Erin decided to open a bottle of wine we had on hand to help us "endure" this thing. We were ready. Bring it, "Blizzard Apocalypse"!! In fact... throw a few zombies at us why don't ya???
Took one sip of my wine and... our power came back on. I now had "apocalypse" crap strewn all over the entire house. First thing out of my mouth... "Man, I have so much crap to up now." My wife started laughing her ass off!!
I was actually kinda SAD that our power came back on!! What is WRONG with me???
Erin and I now know that we can officially survive one hour without power. We are so proud right now. ;)