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RE: The RVF worst-case-scenario survival/preparedness thread.
Firewood becomes a lot less of an issue if you choose to heat one room instead of ten. With modern insulation and stuff like double-glazing you'd be in a better position than most of your ancestors. Personally I'd want a few years worth of staples like rice and wheat along with a shitload of canned meat and fruit to supplement whatever I was able to hunt and/or trap during the sunny seasons.

The heat issue raises something interesting I'd never given much though to.

A lot of combustion heaters these days are set into walls and rely on electricity to drive the fan that pumps air around them. Without that fan they're not very effective.

Open fireplaces and free-standing heaters will be a far better choice if things get bad. The best fireplace solutions are the ones that are ironically now considered "too unsafe". We're talking plate metal boxes or converted steel drum units with no heat shielding. Even without a fan on them these things heat a lot of cubic meters for not much wood rather than dumping that heat into the walls and up through the flue.

Come bad times, you're going to be less concerned about junior getting a minor burn and more concerned with not having to spend twice as much time traipsing around the forest looking for wood.

Anyway, these are issues that even flatlanders can't presume to ignore. A nice, frosty nuclear winter will turn a 6-month-winter location to a 12-month-winter location and the guys in the once-temperate flatlands will themselves be scrambling to get that firewood.

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RE: The RVF worst-case-scenario survival/preparedness thread. - Leonard D Neubache - 05-12-2019 07:34 AM

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