October 31, 2012

Whatcha Find Wednesday

Happy Halloween! and Whatcha Find Wednesday!

I hope you are having a great week and you are staying safe in this crazy weather. My heart goes out to everyone effected by the devastation caused by Sandy. We, here at the homestead, have seen the light end of the storm with colder weather and light showers. I am grateful with each day that passes. As part of becoming self sufficient that would be a large obstacle to have to over come. If we have been a part of the areas directly effected, we could be looking at the possible blackout due to power outage, loss of our home due to storm damage, a loss of transportation from the flooding or severe snow storm, and more. I look at the photos and am blown away, especially seeing all the grocery stores with all their empty shelves. It once again brings up the reason we should always be prepared. Make a back up plan in case you are hit by a disaster, even if it's not a natural disaster. " A disaster is a natural or man-made (or technological) hazard resulting in an event of substantial extent causing significant physical damage or destruction, loss of life, or drastic change to the environment. In contemporary academia, disasters are seen as the consequence of inappropriately managed risk."-wikipedia.

That said, this week for you we have:

A tri-fuel conversion kit for our generator.
Lenny decided to make a small investment into one of these as an addition to our plan b in the event of a disaster. We didn't purchase this just because of the onset of Sandy. We had actually planned on purchasing one months ago but finally got around to it a couple weeks ago. Then this past week Lenny finally got around to hooking it up and reworking our electric box for the use of our second generator outside our garage. No carbon monoxide poisoning here. With this gadget, we should be able to operate our generator on gasoline, propane, or natural gas. That increases our potential for usage especially if there is a gasoline shortage as we saw when hurricane Ike blew through. Now if we want we could hook up a 500 gallon propane tank, which we have for our furnace, or to the natural gas line, if we decide to hook up to it, and fire her up without a problem and still have the ability to run off of gasoline if we want to.
Have a great week and happy hunting. Till next time we'll see you on the flip flop.
For any questions or suggestions feel free to leave a comment or e-mail us at thehomesteadjones@yahoo.com.

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