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I have been keeping an eye on the KeroSun heaters at our local Home Depot in Jericho, Long Island and they were pretty much just piling up and now suddenly all of them are gone, probably 20 in a weeks time. Prior to this week none of them were moving. None of the electric or propane heaters seem to be moving.
Only one crushed box remains. ALL of the 5 gallons Kero cans are gone and two new boxes of Rubbermaid cans are on the shelf waiting to be opened. A ton of kero stuff moved in short order, something made it happen.
-- hamster (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 09, 1999
My Home depot in East Setauket, has also seen a lagre supply of heaters gone from the shelf and the gas cans were relocated to the front of the isle. I picked up some "colman, DuraCat portable catalytic heaters" they run for 8 hours on one can of propane. 3000 btu and designed for indoor use... What is LIPA not telling us???
(LIPA) Long Island Power Ass****!
Best of luck BLUE
-- BLUE (email@example.com), December 09, 1999.
Saw lots of heaters and kerosene at Home Depot (Merriam, KS - suburb of Kansas City) yesterday, about 10 feet from their "Y2k Countdown clock".
Lots of generators of varying capacities, too.
-- Wilferd (WilferdW@aol.com), December 09, 1999.
bought my kerosun last year. this is a NICE unit. the price is about $20-30 higher than last year. have been watching them at HD too. not moving many that i have noticed. then again, i am in atlanta. not as cold, but, freezing is freezing.
-- theletterz (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 09, 1999.
Blue, I was looking for the DuraCats. Only saw giant propane heaters and electrics.
Bought 16 of those Bernzomatic 1lb propane containers, they come shrink wrapped in four packs. I REALLY hate the idea of keeping them indoors, anyone know how safe these things are?. Will static electricity set them off, we do get lots of that during the dry winter months. Everyone seems to be selling these and I see them banged around alot in stores.
I am finished normal preps, now doing the water and fuel thing. Bought two 32 gallon garbage cans for non-drinkable water and next have to go fill up the kero cans I have. Got 12 of those 2.5gal Great Bear water with spigots from the supermarket. Also got 30 2-litre bottles of coke, fresca and orange soda, expires well into February. I am almost all done.
22 days, man its coming up fast.
-- hamster (email@example.com), December 09, 1999.
I purchased one of these heaters a year or so ago. Last night on our local news they had a story about people, heaters and Y2K.
I'd like to inform you all that if a fire is started by one of these heaters, the insurance companies will NOT cover your loss.
I'd suggest you check before you use any form of alternate heating.
If the power goes off, I'm going to take my chances. Better to have some heat than freeze to death.
-- (Polly@troll.com), December 09, 1999.
Also got 30 2-litre bottles of coke, fresca and orange soda, expires well into February....
BTW, did anyone ever find out how long soda/pop will keep?
-- Hardcore Coke lover (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 09, 1999.
Hamster, Check out the Colman web site for the duracats. I tried them out the other day and should keep my kids warm in a 8x8 room till they get to sleep. I got them just in case we can't get to our safe house and have to stay put for a few days. They only put out 3000 btu. Their are a lot of better heating products. Also just in case their is no need for them i can return everything i bought to Home depot. What a county.
I was looking for the best online ammo in bulk supplier. any links would be great. My local store are starving and keep the prices up all the time.
I just made my last purchase from "majors supplys" are they reliable for delevery??
BLUE oh still BLUE
-- BLUE (Bluefish@thepond.com), December 09, 1999.
I have been watching Wally World and the Dollar Store. Lots of threads have had posts about the number of trailors that Wal Mart has parked behind the store. I figured they were for Christmas items. Now, my Wal Mart has started parking the trailors out in the front parking lot because there are so many. This I have never seen before.
The back of the Walmart has aisles of kerosene lamps and through out the store are cases of batteries. Water is being stocked in the fron and aisles.
When I walked in the Dollar Store, I was confronted by a wall of bottled water. This is one item new to Dollar Store. I drove over to the other side of town and checked out that store, too. Again, a wall of water.
IMO, people are buying for Christmas becasue they fear things might be very different next year. It is a live for the moment thing. I do think there will be a panic after Christmas. To what extent, I will not say. I expect to see people fighting over bread and bottled water.
-- Linda A (email@example.com), December 09, 1999.
route 347 east setauket. LIE exit 62 north to 347 on the corner is a new Home Depot. All the Dura Cats you want.and the Fule you asked ablot has been in my house for years. Four pack of 16oz propane. Just do not bounce them around.
-- BLUE (Bluefish@thepond.com), December 09, 1999.
Same concern as Hamster about the dangers of stockpiling 1 lb propane cannisters inside. I could put them in my shed, but I worry whether the valves could start to rust and create a more serious hazard than a propane bomb in my relatively dry cellar.
I bought the cannisters to fuel camping stoves and lanterns, but if the electricity mostly stays on, I'll have trouble using them up. So my backup plan for the Duracats is to supplement the heat on my porch where I'm currently using a wood stove to get me through the night. I would use the cannisters up very quickly that way. (If it is really cold mid winter, I plan to burn two at a time. In case "rated for indoor use" means just one safely in a room at a time, the porch is very drafty and I have a CO detector.)
-- Brooks (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 09, 1999.
Basically, 16oz propane cans have ratled around my barage, basement, too boxes, tool benches, for years. they are virtually idiot safe. just don't have them too close to a bonfire (like your home).
-- Chuck, a night driver (email@example.com), December 09, 1999.