MuseCrazy wrote:If it got that bad id probably use a plastic tote and put it in bed with me lol
My husband and I were on red alert with the ice storm in Raleigh. I have 3 down molting so no evacuating them. The last ice storm I put them in a KK and slept with them under a pile of blankets,I love my crabs like most people love their dogs.
My tanks are on a shelf like cubby so I placed 2 heavy furniture pads on and around them plus blankets. My husband has a backup battery for the computer that we plugged into the ultratherms that last for about an hour.I had handwarmers but did not use them.We also had the bathroom prepped incase we needed to move tanks and warm them with steam from shower.I would like to have several of these batteries for next year.We were so lucky that the ice was not so bad in the trees and only lost power for a couple hours.We have a fireplace but it is useless for heat and is basically for looks.I want to mention that I taped up the windows for better insulation in the crabs room.If you have central heat and air that runs under the house in a crawl space be sure to cover the vents on the floor with towels or blankets when the power goes off because cold air from crawlspace will come inside house.
The computer batteries cost around $80. and they even make large heavy duty ones for around $3,000.I am thinking of getting a built in generator because we get alot of ice storms here in NC.Sorry for the long post but this was a stressful situation.
Has anyone actually used the handwarmers for an extended period?TIA
I love the body warmer idea to wrap around tanks and then insulate with blankets,I will keep these on hand for emergencies,thanks! The computer batteries worked great.