This is a photo I took last year. Kansas gets awful cold and dangerous in the winter. I am not looking forward to the icy roads we get every single year. To prepare, I am getting new tires on my van. I am saving up so I can get a Toyota Sienna because it is the only minivan made with All Wheel Drive. And I need that all wheel drive more than I need storage space!
I remember the horrible ice storm of 2007. I lived with my in-laws and the power was completely out for almost a week. Now that I am in my own home I am going to put together some survival kits and buy a generator. We already have a wood burning stove to provide heat to my house and I have a propane stove to cook with. Really the only things I need in the survival kit is first aid stuff, water, batteries and flashlights.
We are also going to insulate a few more windows to keep the heat inside and the cold out. Then there is the small matter of moving all the outside toys into the shed to prepare for snowfall.
How are you preparing for winter weather? Do you or someone you love have medical alerts? Did you buy winter tires?
I can tell you one thing – this is my least favorite weather. I’d rather deal with 100 degree temps and humidity than below zero temps and ice.
To make light of the temps, here is one of my favorite winter songs!