Roleigh Martin Preparation Advice : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Roleigh Martin has his Monday Westergaard article available right now. This is a superb posting of preparation advice for anyone. Spend some time over the weekend looking into his suggestions and links.

-- Gordon (, May 21, 1999


Thanks Gordon,

Will do!


-- Diane J. Squire (, May 21, 1999.


-- Ron Rodgers (, May 21, 1999.

Thank you, Gordon.

I like R. Martin's view on Y2K and am well along with shed and kerosene.

This is the best article Ihave read on alternate heating.

-- Bill P (, May 21, 1999.

We went all out and had someone build us one from scratch. Someday, over the rainbow, it could even be used as a private art studio (my plan) or a tool-work room (my husband's vision). For now, we are storing the fuels and TP. It's got good insulation and there shouldn't be any freeze problems with my parafin lamp oil (not here in Texas -- we celebrate when we get a real cold day -- it's cuddle time).

Haven't read the whole article, just scanned the the part about the shed -- and metal with 55 mph wind tolerance. That was why we decided to do it right.

-- Shelia (, May 21, 1999.

Only suggestion I have is don't spend more than 3-5 bucks on the lock. WHAT!?!?!?!? a CHEAP LOCK???? ARE YOU OUTTA YOUR MIND????

NO. Everyone recognizes REAL quality in locks. The use of the EXPENSIVE lock is just a little neon sign saying "SOMEONE HAS SOMETHING IN HERE AND THEY WANT TO KEEP IT! SO YOU MIGHT WANT TO TRY...."

the cheap lock is ubiquitous and no one is going to pay any attention.

besides, I break into a shed, I usually consider removing the HASP with the halligan tool rather than working on the LOCK. It's so much easier since I'm working against wood and screw threads, and not steel.



-- Chuck, a night driver (, May 22, 1999.

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