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Oct 232016
 

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I am on the line between Central and South Ga. S. of Macon.  Everyone keeps telling me I am a prepper.  I tell them I just live a different life style.  I live in the country and we (family) built most of our house.  When I wired it I used 2ea 100Amp lighting panels instead of just one 200Amp panel.  Then one panel I wired all of my critical loads.  The power for this panel came thru a 100A DPDT knife switch so I could use a generator.  Since I installed solar, it now comes in thru the switch and the generator won’t run due to neglect.  I wanted solar when I built the house but could not afford it in 1989.  I did however install a solar water heater and radiant heating.  I installed a water tank in the wood stove and ran the hot water to heaters with fans.  Later I put PEX tubing under the floor and used aluminum plates to distribute the heat into the floor.  I tell everyone I use a solar clothes dryer as we never have owned a real clothes dryer.  I get the funny look and then tell them it is a clothes line like my grandmother used to use.  I have 3 vegetable gardens, 2 freezers and my mothers 1952 canner (pressure cooker).  We can.  So now everyone tells me I am a prepper.