Our yearly fall storms are upon us and the first one is due to hit Wednesday. Although they are not hurricane size and strength, we get our fair share of them and usually between now and January.


Powerful October storms expected to pound B.C. South Coast this week

Started preparing this afternoon for the storm.

- Rotated all the stored water and also picked up a 30x500ml case of bottled water.

- Purchased another 5 gallon gas jerry can and some more stabilizer (which was already on the to do list.) With this new jerry can we now have 20 gallons of gas storage. Leaving shortly to fill up the truck.

- Ran the generator for about 8-10 minutes, checked the oil in it etc.

- Put the drain plug in the aluminum car-topper fishing boat as it makes a very good rain collector. You would be surprised how much water will accumulate in a day and I will take a pic once the rain starts.

- Topped up all Eneloop batteries (about 30 total)

- Although we are good for food, we will stop at the grocery store tomorrows sometime.

- Checked the yard and made sure there was nothing waiting for a free wind trip.
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.

John Lubbock