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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Winter Prepping

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WINTER PREPPING

ONE ISSUE TO PREP FOR NOW, IS WINTER:

* WINTERIZE YOUR HOME. INSULATE YOUR PIPES AND YOUR HOME, AND YOUR WATER SOURCES. CLEAN AND SEAL AND REPAIR YOUR CHIMNEY PIPES AND FLUES. INSURE YOUR HVAC VENTS AND SYSTEM'S ARE CLEAN IN GOOD REPAIR.

* WINTERIZE YOUR VEHICLE,GET SNOW TIRES AND NEW CHAINS.

* STORE UP AT LEAST 30 DAYS OF FOOD THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO COOK.

* GET AT LEAST 5 CORDS OF WOOD PLUS WHAT YOU NORMALLY USE FOR YOUR WINTER USE, IF YOU HAVE A WOOD BURNING STOVE.

* TOP OFF YOUR PROPANE TANKS, THE BIG ONE AND THE SMALL ONES.

* GO THROUGH YOUR WINTER CLOTHES, MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE IN GOOD REPAIR, BUY EXTRA WOOL SOCKS AND WINTER UNDERWEAR IF NEEDED.

* GET YOUR ROOT CELLAR CLEANED OUT AND STOCKED.

* GET YOUR SOUP AND STEW RECIPES OUT AND READY TO USE.

* STOCK YOUR FREEZERS WITH GAME AND EXTRA MEAT.

* INSURE THAT YOUR ROOF IS REPAIRED.

* GET A SMALL SNOW BLOWER, AND SNOW SHOVELS.

* STOCK UP ON EXTRA FOOD FOR YOUR ANIMALS.

* TENT YOUR GARDENS WITH PLASTIC SHEETING.

* WINTERIZE YOUR GREENHOUSE.

* WINTERIZE YOUR ANIMAL SHEDS, PENS, COOPS, ETC. INSULATE AND GET A SAFE HEATING SYSTEM IN PLACE IF YOU LIVE IN AREA'S WHERE SUPER COLD WEATHER IS A FACTOR.

* BUY EXTRA WOOL BLANKETS

* GET YOUR BOARD GAMES OUT AND READY FOR USE.

* HAVE LEAST $1000.00 EMERGENCY CASH ON HAND.

* GET OUT YOUR EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS.

* STOCK UP ON AT LEAST 30 DAYS OF NEEDED MEDICATIONS ON HAND.

* RESTOCK YOUR FIRST - AID KITS AND EMERGENCY KITS.

* TRIM THE TREE'S AROUND YOUR HOME FOR ANY OVER HANGING BRANCHES THAT CAN FREEZE AND FALL ON YOUR HOME OR PERSONS AROUND OR IN YOUR HOME.