southern humboldt rides

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by brewmike, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. Scotty707

    Scotty707 Been here awhile

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    McKinleyville CSD said they have enough storage for 7 days and diesel generators to pump more water from the Mad River if needed.
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  2. stormdog

    stormdog Long timer

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    I’d need to see more tanks to be convinced they have 7 days of storage, but it would be great if they did.
  3. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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    Sorry to say guys, but this will be the new Norm now w/the new wildfire laws ...CA...:thwak

    Power was off here from Tuesday night to Thursday night here.. Some Friday night.

    After the Carr fire, I started to gather things to be ready......:pope As I realized I had been Foolish all this time...:stupid

    Gen. is wired to the house now w/a switch box for the parts I need. Pop up Harbor freight led lights (lots) 30 gallons of water. 25 gals of gas. batteries of all kinds.

    Just so happened I got the stomach thing that night and Never had to leave the house for 2 1/2 days...:gun1

    Things to ponder....:hmmmmm
  4. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    You know the thing I need to get is emergency cash. I have zero money on hand, I use a debit card for everything.

    We don't have a generator so maybe I'll get a portable one... 3000w should do it to run a few lights and fridge I would think.
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  5. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer Supporter

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    Latest Harbor Freight gens work pretty good.
    Get a quiet (inverter) one ! Inverter lets them run at very low engine rpm.
    Easy on gas. Burned about 1-1/2 gallons over the 24hr power outage. (3500 watt)
    With a 2K a full gen gas tank and a couple gallons of gas will keep
    you going for several days.

    I've had a number of 'em. 3750 (noisy) then a 2K (quiet/inverter)
    then a 3500 (quiet/inverter).
    Sold the first two to upgrade a single one for the trailer.
    If you get a HF... just change the spark plug, stock one is junk.

    First one... been up-rated a bit to 4kw. Works fine, but a bit noisy.
    Cheaper than the 'quiet' ones.

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    A 2K gen will do fine if you're running a Refer/Fridge and a few lights.
    It's a compact generator can easily pick it up and carry it around. You could
    carry it around in the 4-Runner. Very quiet.

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    A 3500 will do a bit more... but it's heavier. Takes a bit of lugging.
    Can't hear it running out of the back yard.
    Got it to run the air conditioning in the trailer. Carry it on a cargo rack.

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  6. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

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  7. stormdog

    stormdog Long timer

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    Power outage pro tip:
    Before hand record a bunch of movies or shows on TiVo
    I ran an extension cord from my Generators to my living room, added a splitter for lights and the tv, side branch to the kitchen to run the fridge and microwave
  8. Kenny M.

    Kenny M. Been here awhile Supporter

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    I did the same in the evening. Gen is only 2400 watts so no micro. Direct TV worked fine and refer was making ice, so it was all good.
  9. Scotty707

    Scotty707 Been here awhile

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    Took a ride over Bald Hills Rd. with some friends yesterday. The unpaved section is down to about 3 miles, starting just west of Schoolhouse Peak.

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    Fog over the Pacific from the Redwood Creek Overlook.

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    Last stretch of pavement before Schoolhouse Peak

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    Klamath River from the Martins Ferry Bridge.

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  10. waylongway

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    :raabia......NEED TO GO....! :drink
  11. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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  12. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Henny Youngman had it right

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    Beautiful pics guys. Boy those B&W photos really stand out.
    BTW- no generators needed for us in Shelter Cove. The town generators started up about five seconds after PG&E shut the rest of you off.:ksteve
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  13. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly Supporter

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    Well, see you guys when we emerge from eternal darkness v2.0 on Monday-ish
  14. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Henny Youngman had it right

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  15. stormdog

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    We’re out of town till Wednesday so I guess the plan is to throw away all the food in the fridge and start from scratch
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    Scotty707 Been here awhile

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  18. Kenny M.

    Kenny M. Been here awhile Supporter

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    While I am prepared for our blackout my Bro-in-law is evacuating his temp home in Windsor because of the Kincade fire. His new home (old home destroyed in Tubbs fire) is about a month away from completion. BIL is a Sonoma Paramedic and has to stay on duty. Blackout seems insignificant.
  19. TwilightZone

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    Hopefully you don't have a freezer.
    One more time of this outage and I'll probably install a permanent mount,
    full time backup generator. $Dammit$. (Or move to Orygun).



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  20. TwilightZone

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    Salmon River/Etna/Ft Jones/Scott/Home yesterday.

    Looks like the brewpub in Etna is closed ?
    Been shut down the last few times I've been there.

    Dave's place in Ft Jones has good 'everything'. Real quick too !

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