every winter i plug in my heat tape and make sure the animals haven't gotten under the house and used my insulation wrap as bedding. plus i always
leave the water dripping in the kitchen sink when it drops below the teens.
i always keep 10 one gallon jugs of water around so if the power goes out i can have water to flush the toilet and have fresh drinking water as i am
on a deep submersed well and not nasty city water.
i also roll small throw rugs up and put them against the bottoms of the outside doors to prevent any cold air from sneaking in.
i have a very nice heavy steel wood stove and i always keep 5 cord of nicely cured locust and hedge around in the event all power goes out. definitely
a must in winter environments.
where there isn't doors in between rooms, i staple heavy blankets over them and only heat the smaller rooms i actually use.
in my well house i keep a heat tape and a 60 watt bulb burning and i stack bales of hay against and up the seams of the doors to get maximum
i also have many different styles of sleeping bags and pup tents, that if i absolutely had to i could set up in my living room to decrease my living
space to ensure maximum warmth in the event of an extreme situation where it would be necessary.
plus i keep a 350 amp car starter power pack with built in LEDS and dc out fully charged in the even of a total blackout. it will burn for a month
solid if i never turned it off.
I always keep 3 chainsaws fully maintenanced and sharp and have every conceivable tool for cutting dragging,splitting and hauling firewood, plus 30
acres of woods full of available timber to cut at will
if you don't have thermal pane windows you can plastic the outsides and cut foam insulation and cover the windows on the inside to separate the cold
from the warmth.
if you have electricity but don't have a woodstove or gas, you can keep pans of boiling water on the stove and keep your oven on and leave it
slightly cracked open for added warmth.
stay inside in the warmth as much as possible and stay busy doing art or crafts or anything that will relieve stress. you dont want to suffer and
become depressed and always stay aware of your weather conditions. and dont burn your house down around your ears