Charleston, South Carolina, is a great place to live. Unfortunately it is also a bit prone to hurricanes. This past week we were hit by Hurricane Matthew. Thankfully it was on the lower end of the scale in terms of strength and the damage in my area was minimal, though some were not as lucky. That said, my family did lose power for 72 hours. Fortunately, I was prepared.
When I first heard about evacuation orders, my wife and I agreed that we would ride it out here. I immediately thought about how we would get along for at least 3 days without power. I said no problem, we have our XL Big Green Egg and our Yeti Hopper 30. I went to the store and stocked up with cases of water, 2 whole chickens, a boston butt, and 3 bags of ice. Julie also pre-cooked some meals to store. I figured that I could grill enough food to feed our family of five for multiple days and we would be able to store ice when our freezer went out. We kept the cases of water in the garage and would load bottles into the Yeti to get cold and refill as needed.
I am not a big spender by any means, but I’m also not afraid to pay for quality, and these items are just that. The Big Green Egg and Yeti products are high quality and live up to their reputation! Now I know first hand that they will do what I need them to do when I need them most. Both my Egg and Yeti provided comfort to my family when the lights were out and for that I am very thankful.