Don't forget to click the pics, as few and uninteresting as they are.
I've been keeping up with the bad weather going on in Texas and thinking about how lucky I am that I chose the Arizona desert to spend the winter in, but it was only a matter of luck. I've spent winters in Texas before and more than likely will again. And every Fall, when I'm thinking about where I want to spend the winter, Texas is always near the top of my list. So this winter, I chose wisely, but not because of any skills or knowledge on my part; it was merely a matter of luck.
But knowing that I was lucky... this time, does not mean that will continue, and maybe I had better look a little more in-depth into the possibilities of what might happen weather-wise and take a few more precautions. Since my "official" residence is in Colorado, and Colorado is generally not a place you want to head for if the weather is cold and miserable in the South. I might or might not be able to run to Colorado to escape a bad situation like what's going on in Texas at the moment.
Bugging out and heading for greener pastures would probably be my first choice in the event of extended cold weather and a lack of electricity at RV Parks. But being able to stay put, not drive on dangerously icy roads, and hunker down until the worst is over might make more sense if I could live at least semi-comfortably until the situation improved.
That second option goes along with my feelings of self-sufficiency, and being able to deal with whatever life throws at me while remaining safe and comfortable. I set up the Arctic Fox in a way that allows me to live comfortably without hookups for extended periods comfortably. And as I found out earlier this winter, when Arizona was pretty chilly, rainy, cloudy, and I received little or no charging from my solar panels. I lived reasonably comfortably for about a week, which is actually longer than I thought my batteries would last.
But maybe I should try to do better than that just in case of an emergency. And beef up my abilities to stay comfortably boondocked in even colder, cloudier weather..... Stay tuned.
The wind was blowing pretty hard today so I didn't get out and do anything, and since I didn't have any pictures to show, I just stepped outside and took these.
There's a fire down the road from me, I saw the fire trucks go by. I don't think it's a vehicle fire because the smoke isn't black. Probably just a brush fire, but the wind is blowing it towards me. Fortunately there's not much combustible around me except..... Me.