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October Wheat Watcher Notes

Posted by imawheatwatcher on October 19, 2011

How to Prepare your Home for Winter

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What to Do If You Lose Heat

How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

1. Winterizing your Home

What to do if you lose heat

  1. If you have a regular wood stove or fireplace, you can use it for heat. However, DO NOT USE kerosene heaters, BBQs, or any outdoor type heater inside. Such devices create poisonous gases such as carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas given off by combustion and could kill.

  2. Dress in layers. You lose heat from the top of your head and the bottom of your feet. Also you can buy hand and feet warmers that will help you keep warm. I have found them at Emergency Essentials and the Dollar Store.

  3. Cover your windows with curtains (if you have them), quilts, or old cardboard boxes that you have cut to size.

  4. Try not to open your fridge or freezer. This would be a good time to pull out your 72 hour kits if the power will be out for a period of time.

  5. If it happens over night one of the best ways to keep warm is to have everyone sleep in one room with sleeping bags. If it is still cold put up a tent in your biggest room and sleep in there.

  6. Put towls covering the bottoms of your front, back, and garage doors. This will help prevent the cold air from seeping in.

  7. If you are able to find a way to buy a generator that you can run for a couple of hours to get some warmth in your house.

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One Response to “October Wheat Watcher Notes”

  1. Launi said

    Thanks-it was a great class. I’ve really got to re-think the gasoline stuff…how and where to store it.

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