While electrical power outages can happen throughout the year, winter is the most dangerous time to be caught unprepared. To get ready, make a list of all electrical devices and appliances you believe are necessary. Then, decide on what backup power method – backup batteries, generator, etc. – would work best if needed. For food, make sure you have a supply of long-term storable food, plenty of bottled water, and a way to heat it up. Also, consider methods of staying warm without power, such as using hand warmers, in the cold, but consider options for warmer months too.
- While it’s difficult to survive without power, you can prepare for extended outages.
- You should first make a list of all the things in your house that will be a problem without power.
- You should have food on hand, have ways to keep warm (or cool, depending), and more.
“Planning ahead is one of the best ways to survive an extended power outage with ease and safety.”