Power Outage Back

Power Outage Back

Southern New Hampshire was hit pretty hard by a blizzard (“Nor’easter”, as we like to say) and I’m without power. Since this is such an early snowstorm, the trees still have leaves on them, and this means that snow sticks to them and brings branches crashing down on the power lines…this might be a pretty bad outage. I’ve been passing the time fantasizing about putting together an ultimate survival kit, or at least coming up with some way of making a hot cup of coffee when completely off-the-grid. I sponging internet from a friend’s studio, but email is spotty until power comes back. Fingers crossed!

UPDATE: Aaaand, the power is back about an hour after I posted that. I was getting ready for an extended outage, figuring out how to ration my cans of beans, but oh well…I am counting my blessings.


  1. bStormhands 9 years ago

    There are lots of places with ideas like those. Start with air, water, food, electricity/heat, transportation. I bet you have plenty of things to survive with already, but you are finding the holes right now. Some UPSs would be useful

  2. Chris Baker 9 years ago

    Hope it all goes ok!

    I was in New England for my honeymoon the first two weeks of October, and it was the hottest October ever! Its crazy how quickly it has turned!


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    Dave Seah 9 years ago

    bStormhands: I’m aware of a lot of resources from the survivalist websites, but I haven’t really been moved to look at them. I figured if everything went all pear-shaped, I’d be dead in the first week anyway. I believe in the general ability of people to pull together in times of crisis to prevent that from happening; it’s when relative stability comes back after crisis when you’ve gotta be careful!

    Chris: Congratulations!!! Yes, we have been having even-crazier New England weather this year.

  4. Yvonne Root 9 years ago

    So glad you made it through the hour Dave.

    We live in the high desert of Arizona, and believe it or not, the thing I most worry about concerning power outages is heat. Our home is all electric. We do have a working fireplace and manage to use most of our firewood year after year for ambiance only. Yet, paranoid-little-me manages to nag it-will-all-work-out-him on a regular basis to keep the wood pile high.

    Stay warm.

  5. Sue T 9 years ago

    Glad to know you’re OK!