Those of you from the northeast have had a lot of bad weather lately. If you’re there now, you’re might be getting even more Humpty Dumpty Weather as you read this. It’s been tough, too – many people have gone without electricity, water, heat, hot meals, showers, and more.
As my grandmother used to say, “It can wear a body down.”
Coming from Florida (aka The Hurricane Magnet State), I feel your pain. I’ve been in that situation before, although in 100 degree heat and not frosty ice — and frankly, I’ll take the 100 degree heat.
Oddly enough, though, some of the best prep info I’ve gotten has come from other sufferers rather than the generic ‘how to prepare’ websites. In fact, the best hint I got was from a guy I used to work with who suggested that we freeze water in ziploc bags and then, when the electricity goes out, put the now-ice bags in the fridge where they’ll keep the food colder while the water thaws into drinkable liquid. Brilliant!
So, in the spirit of shared knowledge, tell us about your bad weather experience(s) and help us all be more prepared. What’s the worst weather you’ve ever experienced? What’s the longest you’ve gone without electricity? What did you miss the most? Showers? Hot meals? Heat or A/C? TV? Other things? What one thing would do to prepare now that you didn’t think was necessary before? What did you do to pass the time? And what was your biggest challenge?