So it's that time of year again. Time to revive this thread!
Anyone here in the Panhandle? Claudette didn't look too bad. Anyone here on VB
who got hit with it last night? Everyone survive ok?
Looks like Ana's forecast track turned right again, so they're back to saying it'll hit southern Florida. But it'll be a weak tropical storm at most when it gets here, assuming it doesn't die altogether over Hispanola, which is a distinct possibility.
I did some more hurricane prep this past weekend. I made sure my flashlights all work, and that I have plenty of spare batteries. I also bought a hand crank flashlight with a built in FM radio, so I won't have to worry about batteries for that. I also picked up some candles and a new lighter. So if I do lose power now, I have 6 big flashlights, along with 7 candles, and it's just me and the bunny in a one bedroom apartment, so I'll be well covered for a week without power.
I thought of something else in hurricane prep that I hadn't done before - paper plates with plastic forks, knives, and spoons. In case the water supply isn't usable, I won't want to be wasting my drinking water on washing dishes, other than pots that can't be helped. So I stocked up on those over the weekend.
As for food, I have plenty of canned beans, peanut butter, and jelly. I also have sterno for cooking the cans of beans. Anyone know if standard cans are safe to cook in, or will they melt? Just wondering if I really need to use pots in that situation, or just cook in the cans.
I saw Froot Loops on sale for buy 1, get 1 free at Publix, so I picked up two boxes of that. It's vegan and works well without milk. If a storm is really going to hit (other than Ana, which doesn't worry me), I'll stock up on bread and fresh fruits and veggies right before it gets here, along with filling the gas tank in the car.