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Old 07-01-2008, 09:53 AM   #16
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Are you prepared for power outages, etc.


We had our first "extended" power outage a couple weeks ago. It was 6 hours, but we were woefully unprepared as it turns out. We have some flashlights around, but of course could only find one of them easily. I later found a few more in the garage. Now we're keeping them in set locations, and one of my storage cabinets now has a bunch of candles and 2 oil lamps. The worst part was watching water come up through the floor drain in the basement because my sump and my grey-water pump weren't running. My neighbor fired up his big generator and we ran a couple extension cords from his generator to my pumps. The water in the basement went down quickly and I only had a few cardboard boxes get wet.
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We had our first "extended" power outage a couple weeks ago. It was 6 hours, but we were woefully unprepared as it turns out. We have some flashlights around, but of course could only find one of them easily. I later found a few more in the garage. Now we're keeping them in set locations, and one of my storage cabinets now has a bunch of candles and 2 oil lamps. .
We came up with a little trick that has worked great for us over the years. We use Mag Light flashlights in the "C" and "D" battery sizes. they make nice, simple, mounting brackets for these that you can buy just about anywhere.

We mount them inside our closets, right over the door. So during a power outage all you need to do is go to any closet in the house, open the door and you can grab a flashlight. just make sure to put them back when you are done, and check the batteries every so often
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