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1) From: R.N.Kyle
The power went out at my house Wed 1pm and is still out as of this post =
Thur. 8 something pm  
I was desperate for a cup of coffee. I had none ground, and no =
electricity to grind any. the wife said Let me take care of that, I said =
sure. So she got a cotton cloth, wrapped the beans in the cloth and =
gently beat it with a hammer, it worked pretty good. Now that I have the =
beans ground, what will I do for hot water? No problem Elaine go the =
propane blow tourch a stainless pot added water, fired up the torch and =
in a few min. hot water, I poured them in a melita drip cone, and bingo =
Guat Antiqua full city, and wonderful,. I knew when I married Elaine it =
was a good thing. 
working off a generator today, got the freezer up the fridge, and the TV =
I will have coffee in my thermos( I hate ice storms_)
Ron Kyle
Anderson SC
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2) From: R.N.Kyle

3) From: Mark A. Chalkley
Sorry to hear of your tribulations, Ron.  We were without power for 12
days during the big ice storm a few winters ago.
I thought it was little funny, though, from one standpoint:  I was
expecting ours to go out, too, this time around.  But it didn't.
Still, as I prepared for it, I eyed that Zass manual grinder pretty
hard.  It sure made me feel good to know I wasn't going to have
trouble grinding coffee.  And knowing the alcohol or butane burners
would operate the vac pots, even if a little slower than when I'm able
to pre-heat with the electric kettle, didn't hurt a bit, either...
Still, in your case, as you say, it seems you owe your wife a great
deal after her performance today. ;>)
Mark C.
On Thursday, December 5, 2002, 8:18:10 AM, R.N.Kyle wrote:
RNK> The power went out at my house Wed 1pm and is still out as of this post Thur. 8 something pm  
RNK> I was desperate for a cup of coffee. I had none ground, and no electricity to grind any. the wife said Let me take care of that, I said sure. So she got a cotton cloth, wrapped the beans in the
RNK> cloth and gently beat it with a hammer, it worked pretty good. Now that I have the beans ground, what will I do for hot water? No problem Elaine go the propane blow tourch a stainless pot added
RNK> water, fired up the torch and in a few min. hot water, I poured them in a melita drip cone, and bingo Guat Antiqua full city, and wonderful,. I knew when I married Elaine it was a good thing. 
RNK> working off a generator today, got the freezer up the fridge, and the TV I will have coffee in my thermos( I hate ice storms_)
RNK> Ron Kyle
RNK> Anderson SC
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4) From: John Abbott
There was a great ice storm in Clinton County (between Indy and Lafayette)
that dumped the power lines for 18 days in 1991. The nice part about it was
the neighborhood feasts as freezers began to thaw. We ate the whole time. A
farm family owned a couple of space heaters (looked like rocket motors) so
we would heat the church, hold a very short service - then go eat! I think
Colfax gained about 2 tons of fat during those 18 pounds.  Me, being a ham
operator had emergency generators, which were used in two of the three town
restaurants - we had a great time - drank LOTS of cowboy coffee.

5) From: susan oppenheim
this would make a great tv series
got Little House on the prairie all beat to hell
thanks guys
you rule
Susan O
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