The Storm

The power here at Shadowland has been out since the storm on Friday. Now they are saying it will not be back on line until this Friday. No damage, no Internet and by 3pm the 100 degree heat has worked its way into the house.

I’m no prepper by any stretch but can offer some wise advice for anyone, anywhere: Get yourself a gasoline generator of at least 7500 watts and keep three days worth of gasoline on hand. The purchase will seem unwarranted until you are in a situation like we are. We’ve had one here for two years; best $ 1000 We’ve ever spent.

Looks like we will have a hot 4th. We do have plenty of ammo so it looks like we will celebrate on the range which will be about the same temperature as the house – but of course, we cannot shoot in then house.


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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3 Responses to The Storm

  1. jonp says:

    Can’t shoot in the house? I once shot a squrrel that was trying to eat it’s way through the screen in the living room for some reason. Had to buy a new screen but I had no idea what was going on with that animal and wasn’t about to take a chance and find out. That being said, I and my better half are also going to do what we have done for the last few 4th’s. Go to the local cemetery and make sure all of the vet’s have flags, I buy them in bulk, and then go to the range to let off several hundred rounds.
    God Bless America.

  2. Charlie Sisk says:

    Too bad about the power. Three years ago I lost power from the hurricane for six weeks…….yes six weeks…mid August through most of September…hot, hot, hot……..and mosquito’s as big as buzzards….bit it wasn’t too bad…..we are a bit tougher here in Texas…

  3. Doc B says:

    Well, if you do shoot in the house, you’ll have a bit better ventilation…

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