HOW DO YOU COPE IN A BLIZZARD SITUATION? WHAT STORE DO YOU STOCK UP AT PRIOR TO A SNOW STORM?
there is a tremendous blizzard happening, even as i type this, in the northeast. all transportation has been shut down, public places have closed and hopefully everyone is at home or at least indoors where it is safe. how do you cope in a blizzard situation? do you stock up on food and water? do you get gasoline for your car or snow blower? do you stock up on snow shovels? what about batteries and flash lights? also, what store do you like to go to/shop at in order to stock up for the storm? i like to stay local and go to my local hardware store and chain grocery store. fortunately, they have all i need. this way i can enjoy some hot cocoa in between rounds of snow shoveling. yikes!! i love you winter snow. this way we won’t have a drought in hot-as-hades july. love it. xoxo.
Prayers from my family to all of yours.Be safe,I don’t want to loose and HSN family members.
I keep my cash..yet how will I spend it or fly out of here if a Blizzard hits ?
Hold me fast ,let me stand in the hollow of your hand keep me safe till the storm passes by.
I always double check to make sure the outside faucets are well wrapped and insulated. Then I fly as far west as possible.
All my inlaws are in NJ and NY…glad to know all is well with them. Thank you for prayers answered.
CASH!!! Make sure, no matter what type of storm might be heading for you…that you have cash. If electricity goes out…there are no working ATM’s…no using credit cards or debit cards…make sure you have cash around.
I’ve never understood the rush to the grocery store right before a storm. It is hard for me to imagine that the vast majority of people don’t already have, in their pantry, enough food and other supplies to last several days through a possible emergency, like a storm.
I’m not a doomsday prepper person, but I always keep water, food items that don’t need to be cooked, and other supplies (like a couple of disposable grills) in case of a several day emergency. I also have one large tote bag that has minor medical supplies, a flashlight, can opener, and a few other things and one tote with toiletries. These are all stored in one cabinet in my garage, in bins, so can be quickly thrown into the car if I need to evacuate for any reason. That way I don’t need to rush around at the last minute and I won’t leave anything vital at home. I do rotate items so that nothing gets out of date. I have a couple of gas cans, used mainly for the lawn mower, that I keep full most of the time and they can also be put in the car for a quick get away. The cost for these things was very minimal but the peace of mind is priceless.
When it’s cold out, the cat cuddles so much more! And she gets under the covers faster. It is a bit annoying sometimes to keep my blanket up so that she goes in and out and in out till she settles; but when it’s cold she sually mostly dives in herself and mostly all at once, and then just circes inside to settle. Bonus! 😀
Honestly, when it snows in Winter, I feel like everything is all right with the World. I do not like too much snow, but I need to have some. I am not sure I could live where there is no seasons.
I get lots of batteries and candles ready. We boil a few eggs in case the power goes out so we can eat them for the protein. Stocked up on water, tuna, cearel, etc. Things to snack on. Take out the board games to play.
I always have a full tank of gas. I also stock up on groceries so I don’t have to go out in the storm.
I shovel as it is coming down, it is easer to keep up with than waiting til it is over. I take Natural Calm (magnesium) before and after shoveling so I don’t ache!
Plan on having some down time to relax when we can’t go anywhere!
:womanhappy: We shopped locally in our food chain store, freezer full, fridge full, 8 cases of water, LOL, we drink plenty. we go in different directions in our food store, I purchase more candles, the Blessing Candles, always wonderful to light candles for everyone, thank curse the darkness. I have plenty of fruit, veggies, yogurt, almond milk, coconut water, chia seeds, capers, ginger and green tea. Hubby heads towards the meats, of course, and pasta.
Sitting here looking outside, it’s still snowing and our river is totally frozen, it’s warm, and we charged everything, bought batteries, enjoying a warm and cozy day sitting with hot coffee, and sending everyone plenty of warmth, happiness, a hot cup of coffee and a big Hug 🙂
Family & friends all checking in, We are Very Lucky Thank God. Toffeedude
Being retired and now living in the mountains in NYS (we dodged big snow in this storm)..We always have canned everything..powdered milk..plenty of kitty food and litter.Lots of bottled water in the garage..
Having a well that won’t work if we loose power..We keep larger clean kitty litter containers of water with a little bleach in it for flushing only…with bleach in it ..it can be kept for long periods without mold..
We have enough LED flashlights and batteries for everyroom, plus a few extras..Plus a couple of battery operated radios and clocks..
If you put the flashlight on a table facing toward the ceilng( I stand them in a glass). It pretty much lights up a good part of the room..Of course gas for the snowblower..Having an electric stove..that I hate..No natural gas here.. or BBQ here..A must is sternos!..In a pinch..I have put 4 or 5 in a stainless steel pot with a small metal cooling rack on top..I was able to heat up soup..and water for hot cocoa in a small pot.!..It does take a while..
My main concern is if the heat goes out for a long period of time..My furance will not kick on without electric.. If that happens I WILL FORCE my honey to get a generator!
water, candles, food, including something cooked in case there is no electricity (I do not have a grill… I rent… or else it wouldn’t be a problem). I mean, usually it’s not like we are locked in for weeks at a time, so no big deal. I do have flashlights and batteries handy always for a variety of reasons. If the heat goes out, I guess i will have to figure out a way to go to where there is heat.
It is not that bad here now, but in the past I did get locked in in blizzards and/or storms.
I am lucky in that I never lost heat. and only lost electricity for a few hours at a time.
Of course you need a shovel.
Before I damaged my foot I’d always go snowshoeing around the neighborhood.
I can’t say it’s too much of an issue to cope for me. I just stay in and watch TV, read, catch up on work.
Of course, now we don’t have it that bad here in Central PA. But I used to live Upstate NY and NJ and had my share of snowstorms.
I guess I need to pack an emergency brief in a tote- BB
We just dodged the bullet in the Lehigh Valley. The storm moved a little out to sea and our snow fall totals were drastically reduced. New York is going to get hammered. A foot or more. Then freezing cold temperatures in the 20’s……..Ronnie
We get it all in Texas…blizzards, hurricanes, tornados…extreme heat, drought…so we have to be prepared for anything. Especially if you have been thru any of these things. I have been thru it all, and am still going thru the 100 yr extreme drought. But we do have blizzards here in north Texas although sometimes we don’t get warned ahead of time. I keep an emergency panty..in some totes. Powdered mild, canned and dehydrated food…bottled water that I change out ever six months…things like that. Lots of batteries that I also change out. And I have flameless candles all over the house in case the electricity goes out and safer than real candles. We also have gas cooking in the house so we can still make coffee and cook.
Josephenia…I think were blessed in Tx as we just get terrible freezes, a little snow and go to the BIG W-and fight like cats over water, carbs, and then if the generators are needed I just do free haircuts.
I freak without lights. DARK AND COLD—-YIKES—-GOD BLESS THOSE BACK WHEN –
You be safe, prayers to all-BB
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