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Old 10-28-2012, 12:05 PM   #1
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Default Hurricane Preparation for Your Yurt

It isn't very often we have to worry about hurricanes up here in the North East, but here we are. I went up to my yurt camp and make sure everything was put away and shut tight, especially the

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. That's about all I can do I guess! I brought back some stuff here such as my chainsaw, inverter, flashlights, just because it could be possible that I will need them at home more.

What is everyone else doing/done to prepare?

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Old 10-28-2012, 05:34 PM   #2
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Good luck up there - we'll be thinking of you!
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I will try to get up there today and check it out. I am only 20 minutes away and can tell you that barely a leaf moved here. I doubt there was any problems.
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There was one branch in the road, but otherwise all was good.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:19 PM   #5
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Default Hurricane Sandy: Yurts get the wind test.

We had two sizable trees fall pretty close to the yurt & one more that I was nervous about landing on the shop (which I felled this morning in a safe direction). Trees falling onto something is my only worry out here. I've seen yurts aero-dynamically glide through enormous winds with out a creak or a moan. The wind just can't catch them.

We hope that everyone is staying safe, warm, & healthy through the storm. Now is the time to pay attention, stay vigilant, and keep the home fires burining till' Hurricane Sandy blows over.

- God Bless
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:35 PM   #6
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When I had my spot logged out, that is what I was worried about. I told the loggers:

"See this spot here? I want EVERY tree that could land there removed."

They got them.

Glad to hear all went well with you! We still have to meet up yet, I have just been super swamped and I still want to get some hunting in!
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I had a storm door completely fall apart-- that was a real surprise. But no other problems
Hope everyone else came through ok
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Glad to hear all went well with you Corina! LOL, I never heard of a storm door coming apart! You're going to have to share that story with us some time.
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Not quite certain what happened as I was not in the yurt when it happened but the frame of the door was in 4 parts and the full glass panel landed, thankfully, on the grass and did not break.
The dowels holding the sides together with the top and bottom were completely ripped apart.
Dont know if the door got open somehow-- but it must have
The hinges were still attached to the door and the frame and the rest was scattered on the grass-- mind you this was on the side that is 8' off the ground
A pain in the butt, but so grateful that it was nothing else.

I will try to post pics of my yurt some time-- tight now its torn apart internally because of the yurt find
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:36 AM   #10
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We had about 24 hours of wind from the cold front on its way out to meet Sandy. Forecasts were something like 40 mph with 60 mph gusts, not as extreme as we've had, but much more prolonged.
And the yurt made it through fine, which was a big relief. Every time I worry about it and it comes out undamaged I begin to feel more and more confident with it, flappy roof and all.
I'm glad you folks in the more severely impacted areas lost little more than a storm door between you
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