reply to post by FortAnthem
Wow! That sucks!
I'm in PA too. Been there, done that!
But it's been awhile since it was more than a day.
Probably mainly because after the big storm of '93,
that dumped 3 feet on us, the power company
went through & cleared a huge swath along the power lines!!!
Our 75 year old trees that my grandparents planted...thwiiit...gone!!!
Do you live near a Dollar Tree store?
They have double packs of 'Hothands' hand warmers for a buck!
Wear a double pocket shirt & put a couple in the pockets!
When it was so cold here even with our wood burner,
I hated to keep the electric space heaters going all the time.
The hand warmers helped. I even put one in the cats bed, under the blanket!
Heck, you could put them in your bed too!
If you had a metal bucket, you could get some cans of Sterno
to put under it & melt some snow to flush the toilets.
Of course, if you don't mind spending more money,
just use jugs of 'store bought water'.
It probably evens out anyway...what you save on your water bill,
by not using it, you'll spend on bottled water!
My sister just told me about another way to make a 'heater' last night!
She said the Youtube of the clay flower pots didn't get good reviews!
But taking a large metal coffee can, put in a roll of toilet paper,
minus the cardboard tube. Soak it in rubbing alcohol & light it.
A metal bucket would probably work here too,
as metal coffee cans are pretty scarce!
Just remember about ventilation! Probably burning alcohol isn't too toxic,
but it still would give off CO2! Chemistry wasn't my best subject!!!
If you are still at work you could look it up.
I haven't looked it up yet, didn't think to ask how much alcohol to use,
just soak the roll or dump the whole bottle in?
She didn't know how long it was supposed to burn either.
I guess she made them for her kids to keep in the car trunk,
in case they were ever stranded on the road in the winter!
I wonder how many of the people stuck on the road in Atlanta last week,
wished they had it in their trunk to try out???
Good luck, hope it's back on sooner than they are saying!