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Toronto Blackout

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Here's the news on my city. I live in the far north end so I'm not in the blackout area.

Toronto's west end without power

It's freaking cold in the City of Toronto, and if you live in a big chunk of the city's west end you may not have power until the afternoon, or maybe the evening. Our Posted Toronto crew is all over this story, and will be updating the story throughout the day.

Blair Peberdy, of Toronto Hydro, said it was rare breakdown.

"It is probably one of the most serious things we could run into," he told reporters, because it involved water which must be dried out. He said the outage in the densely populated area involved up to 25,000 homes and businesses and would have affected 100,000 people.

This morning my wife said we should complete our survival shopping soon including the "-30 sleeping bags. We should get those first."
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We got one of the sleeping bags. They had my wife's size but not mine. We opted for -20 C bags since we're going to be indoors and have a least a mild heat source to keep the house warmer than the outside world.
My little lady and I bought matching mummy-bags rated for -30°C. These bags are designed for winter hiking / tenting / mountain-climbing - so they pack down to a very small size for travelling.

What we do is open them up - zipper the sides together and then climb into the bags. Shared body-heat works very well - and - if things are extra cold (we winter-camp as well) then we have a couple of spare blankets and we pull on our balaclava's ..

We got our sleeping bags from "Campers Village" which is an Albertan company.
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