The Red Shed Project: Surviving the cold

  Hello and welcome back to the Red Shed. As with most of us real life kicks in and makes everything else take a back seat. I have been busy with all my endeavors and have not posted in awhile. 

  We had a pretty rough winter as did most southern states.  We are not prepared for it. I wanted to take the time to post how I survived the winter in The Red Shed.

  I use propane as my main heating source. If you are considering propane and you use the bbq tanks and one pound cylinders , I would like to share what I have learned.

  First and probably most important is find a propane supplier and not buy from the gas station refill centers. A supplier can refill cheaper and usually you get more pounds per tank. Trust me it will save a bundle. For me it was like getting a third 20 lb tank for about five dollars every third fill up.

  My next advice , and this may not be for everyone, is research and invest in refilling your one pound tanks yourself. This will also save you a bundle. Follow all local and state guidelines.  There are plenty of helpful videos on YouTube. 

  I use a Big Buddy heater with the hose attachment and a twenty pound tank located outside The Red Shed. I use it to heat The Red Shed, heat my water for bathing and occasionally food preparation. I have found propane to be both a safe and affordable option for me.

  The following are a few picture of some of the items I use and my adventures last winter in The Red Shed.

Bun Bun approved the heat source.

“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?”

” Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?” -Matthew 6: 25

Author: Charles Blackwell

Twenty plus years night shift. Married to the love of my life since 1995. Father of two wonderful children.

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