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Date:January 22nd, 2010 04:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah...now, you've had your wind generator long enough that it might be "invisible" - people are so used to seeing it that it fades into the background. Like you said, though..without the electric co, it's kinda worthless. :thinks:

Water....we're in the same boat. IF we hit water, it'd be undrinkable. :sigh:

Cold storage - can you dig a root cellar? It won't be AS cold....but might make decent short-term storage. I'm worried about that as well...haven't hit upon a solution yet, though.
Date:January 22nd, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)

root celler...

I thought about a root celler.
But we get flash floods and being born and bred in CA I am not sure how you keep a celler from flooding when the water pours down..build it into a hill? My neighbors (Well a few properties away) have three of those 20' steel storage containers - they put them in a U shape with the bottom of the U facing the road (and the prevailing winds) Thats a lot of storage...and a HUGE three sided shelter...I wonder if they would be mad if I asked what it was for?

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Date:January 22nd, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)

Re: root celler...

Depends on how friendly you are with 'em. I have heard of people burying them for root cellars....that might be an idea.
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