How I miss that wood stove! It was simple/basic. The cheapest model Menards sold at the time. No fancy glass door, but great heat!
Looking back at how secure I felt sitting in front of that stove, my toes toasty and the furnace never having to kick on. . wow, were we blessed!!
And now, as we sit in an apartment, I can’t just install a wood stove. I have to pray the boiler keeps the radiators hot all winter. I have zero control of whether or not our heat source is working properly. With the wood stove I could gather all the firewood people left at the curb plus scavenge scrap at a couple factories. We had unending free heat. Yes, we were blessed.
Being an unprepped prepper in an apartment I am having to really think outside the box. How would we stay warm if there was no gas supply to the boiler or gas cooking stove? We have a nice space heater but that requires electricity. Coming from Illinois and having dealt with the electric supplier there I know full well I need a plan to stay comfortable for multiple weeks with no electricity.
If our power grid were to fail in the dead of winter what is your plan?