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PostPosted: April 16th, 2018, 6:51 pm 
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Our power was just out here in Ottawa for 14 hours.

We have a very small house and one of the few advantages of that is that I was able to heat it with 2 iso-prop-buto camp stoves. (with the CO detector right next to them on the table)

Did all our cooking with same.

And it was one of the few times my wife was happy that I hoard camping gear.

Just 5 minutes before the power came back on we sat down and had a family discussion about the situation. The temperature was going down to 2C tonight. I recommended we put them all up in a hotel and I would stay home and watch the house. Unanimously however my wife, the 16, 14 and 8 year olds ( 3 and 1 year olds did not really comprehend the situation) said "pffffft, screw that, it is no different from camping, we're staying".

It is not like I don't have 20 sleeping bags in the shed (no exaggeration and probably an underestimation)

Anyone else glad to have camping gear today?

This was downtown Ottawa.

PostPosted: April 16th, 2018, 8:07 pm 
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Used a headlamp to see what I was cooking on the gas stove top. Could see but wanted to do a nice job and justified using a headlamp at home, very whoot. We were off just 3 hours and dropped by 2 degrees c so it wasn't exactly movie drama moment. Speaking of movies here's a Canadian y2k era movie that is kinda fun Last Night, Don McKellar.

I do like the phrase something like this.... when in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.

PostPosted: April 17th, 2018, 8:59 am 
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I had all my stuff ready. :D
Took over all my battery lanterns over to my mother-in-laws 8)
But I did go to the liquor store as the storm started to hit and met other like minded individuals who where caught short in the last two power outages. :thumbup:
A bit of fun, get ready for the storm camaraderie :roll:
I did go out quite often to keep the bird feeding area clear and put out extra seed, it was quite the busy place.
But I did not need anything :doh:
But it is nice to know that you are ready.

Choosing to save a river is more often an act of passion than of careful calculation. You make the choice because the river has touched your life in an intimate and irreversible way, because you are unwilling to accept its loss. — (David Bolling, Ho

PostPosted: April 17th, 2018, 8:39 pm 

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I did the same. Beer store, ctc for some camp gas and home.

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