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The Importance of Being Prepared

The Importance of Being Prepared

A few days ago, everyone up here got a notification from the Rocky Mountain Power Company that they were going to turn off everyone’s power from 7-11 PM.  There was only about an hour’s notice before the power went out.  When you live in the mountains and life and death depends on preparedness, that can be very scary when your power is taken away!  Again and again we are learning the importance of being prepared up here.

We had firewood and food so we were OK.  We also had a new batch of Birdie’s Apothecary candles that we were able to use for light.  Luckily the power was out for only about 45 minutes, but it could have been worse.  We knew that when we moved up here, we’d have to plan ahead and have supplies of food, water, and firewood on hand at all times.  We’ve done pretty well so far, but we’ll be out of firewood by the end of the month.  We’ll have to buy some and figure out a way to get it up here.

In the private Facebook group for the mountain, a new family just bought a cabin and moved up here.  They wanted to know how they could get propane up here with the Winter roads.  Someone told them they couldn’t until the Spring.  I really hope they have some kind of stove to get through the next few months.  Luckily this is a tight knit community where everyone helps each other.  As Andy and I constantly say to each other….”Mountain Living!”

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