Danger! The Big Storm

Now, you all don’t worry about us.  We have two loaves of  bread, a whole gallon of milk, and flashlight batteries.

This ain’t shit.  Here we call this a little snow.  I’ve seen it in this yard six foot deep.  I am however glad that I made the effort to top off my two propane bottles Monday, as the lights have been flickering on and off this morning, actually quite cozy.  

I’m thinking about those people living in tents with children in shit way worse than this, as we heap the bounties of our country on the foreign invaders coming across our southern border and every other corporate nation around the f-king world.

Anyways, I think we are going to make it, and barring any outages will be up on the air at noon.

The Bill of Rights is the Republic, death to the international corporate mafia, we shall prevail.

Here is our Winter Storm Warning:



* WHAT...Additional snow and blowing snow. New snow of up to 3
inches in the Warning area and an inch in the Advisory area
this morning. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 14 inches are
expected in the Warning area with 5 to 10 inches in the
Advisory area. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will create
areas of blowing and drifting snow with occasional whiteout
conditions. There is a slight chance for freezing rain this

* WHERE...Warning area for much of Klamath County and Western
Lake County to include Highway 97 from Modoc Point northward
to Crescent and Highway 140 at Bly Mountain. Advisory Area for
Klamath Falls, Lakeview, Paisley, including Highway 31.

* WHEN...Until 10 AM PST this morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning
or evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches
and cause power outages. A brief period of freezing rain is
possible this morning which would increase the possibility of
damage to trees and powerlines and could ice roadways.

* View the hazard area in detail at


* Travel is strongly discouraged because of dangerous conditions.

* If you must travel, keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets,
food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you.

* The safest place during a winter storm is indoors.

* A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is
imminent and poses a threat to life and property. Take
protective action now.

* A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
and blowing snow will cause travel difficulties.

12 thoughts on “Danger! The Big Storm

    1. I do have a 3500 watt generator, had it for about ten years now. It is in the shed, covered with plastic, it has about four hours of running time on it, total.
      I also have a 2000 watt power unit I built about five years ago, with two deep cell marine 12 volt batteries in it.
      But I wouldn’t bother with either one of them if the electricity went out. I have my kerosene lamps, propane heaters, and a propane camp stove, and I don’t think anything is going to ruin in the refrigerator if the electricity is out. A week without electricity would be no biggie, as with the snow and the lack of the hum of the electricity is actually quite pleasant.
      Like I said, this is just a little bit of snow. I’m declaring it National Disaster Henry and will begin at once applying for federal grants. 🙂

    1. Shit, we don’t get to chill out, going to do the same work in my cave today as I did yesterday and that I will do tomorrow.
      No rest for the wicked defenders of the Bill of Rights. 🙂

    1. Nope. Just a couple of propane heaters. I of course have Coleman backup heaters, but this really ain’t nothing. It wouldn’t be comfortable, but I could easily handle this big storm 20 miles out in the woods in my Kodiak tent with full tarp covers and my propane stoves.
      I was just making fun of the big deal the candy asses here in the home of the brave make over a little snow. The government mac daddy pats you on the head and protects you from the weather. Sissies are the problem in this country.
      Like I said, I’ve seen snow six feet deep in my yard, here in the bottom of the basin. We call it winter. Don’t like it like I used to when I was young. Hell twenty years ago, I would have left my house at 3:00 this morning and been out on the river hunting geese in way worse weather than this.
      But we do appreciate the good thoughts.
      You see, there is no news, they’ve even added that fact to the news loop. Wonder what they are up to.

  1. Blessings to you Henry and Laura. I don’t worry about winter (and we don’t usually have the kind of winters you all do in far west Texas 100 miles north of Mexico) EXCEPT when it is single digits more than one day in a row. In the “Big Freeze of 2011” when the high was 13 (!) for three days in a row and virtually everyone lost some or all of their plumbing (cracked frozen pipes under house…most housing out here in rocky hills are on pillars of some kind and most pipes are at least somewhat under the house exposed to freezes. Most new homes use PEX plumbing pipes because PEX can expand), we had to replace ALL of our pipes and took us about 3 weeks to get our water turned back on (after having to refill the water tank). Used community water well (all pipes underground). So you guys, I hope you don’t lose your pipes and water (heat tape helps!)

    1. Here where we live the dirt consists of mostly 40 feet of pumas on account of when Mount Mazama blew up and made Crater Lake. All pipes we bury at 18 inches and they won’t freeze. Wherever they come out of the ground? Heat tape. We have had as low as 10 below zero here to where the drains froze, but everything around here is geared for the cold.
      We are not looking at a real big freeze at the moment, and I really don’t get too excited until it drops below zero.
      Thanks for your concern. 🙂

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