So, let me start this discussion with a bit of background. I got home last night from work after a day of high winds and heavy downpours to discover my electricty was out. No big to do, except for the fact that I had just stocked my freezer with meat from the farmers market and had a brand new gallon of raw milk to keep cold.
Oh, and my insulin...1 month's worth.
One of the "joys" of living where I do is the, shall we say, interesting winters. One year it's heavy snow and the next it's freezing rain and ice storms. Regardless, it's a given that I'll be without power (my cottage is all electric with the exception of a handy fireplace) at some point for a period of time during the winter months. I remember going for a week with no power and being snowed in....thank goodness for firewood and creative cooking!
This got me wondering what I'll do now that I need to worry about keeping insulin cold. I'm creating a new emergency plan for this winter and I'm curious how other folks deal with similar situations. Sounds simple enough but still......curiousity is my middle name. ;-)
BTW...I love winter and can't wait for the snow to come....I can do without the ice, thought, even though it makes for beautiful photos.
Thanks and I look forward to reading any and all replies.
*Just a quick edit to add that this will be my first winter using insulin. Up until now I've only ever had to worry about having enough of my medications on hand.