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Great reminders. We used to have an old rotary and an old push button phone connected to a landline in the event of a power outage. Now we really need to rely on our cell phones. Thanks for the tips.
I have a whole house generator, a Bio-lite stove that uses wood and also charges USB and telephones etc, I have a radio that uses crank, battery, solar and it has a flashlight and light for table (lamp), we are stocked with plenty of candles and batteries (of course flashlights) also learn other things like the DIY Tent Lights, manual can openers and wind0up clocks and almost a year worth of food storage
Lot of flashlight with cranks
I try to have batteries, power supplies, and plenty of gas for the generator
We have a full emergency kit with a generator and lots of flashlights and batteries!
i have flashlights & food ready & a brodband radio on hand
We have flashlights in every room. We also have solar panels and solar lights we keep charged. We have a generator and the fuel to operate it. We have oil lamps and candles. A charger would be a good addition to our preps.
Does anyone know anything about the Goal Zero Yeti generator?
Generator, flashlights, candles, oil lamp, wood fire place, USB batteries, and food for about a moth so far.
Make sure your supplies are up to date. Nothing worse than going for a can of something and the can is breached or puffed. Rotate your supplies! Also keep an eye on batteries in storage so they don’t start leaking and make a mess or ruin other things.
I am prepared. Have emergency candles, flints, made some fire starter. And learning, learning, learning.
By the looks of it, I need to really start making a emergency plan and getting items together.
HAM radio is great idea for real emergencies, cell towers will be worthless. JUST SAYIN’
Awareness is key. Then make all applicable preparations.
I have a generator which will supply all the necessities (fridge, furnace, water pump, TV, computers, and some lights); an ample supply of candles & matches; flashlights placed in convenient places all over the house; plenty of canned food plus a year supply of Mountain House freeze dried food just in case the power is off that long ;) and a large flat of bottled water. If I know a large storm is coming with the potential of outage then I will fill both bathtubs with water also. Also have a rechargeable car-starter power pack which can be used as a power source, provided my husband has remembered to keep it charged ;P
We have flashlights and candles for light, a little camp stove and charcoal grill for cooking, canned foods (and a can opener!) for easy meals, bottled water, and blankets for warmth (need to get a wood stove). I can’t think of anything else, right now. We’re in the process of moving and will set up our preps properly once we’re settled. =)
Great article on power preparedness!
I have a car charger for my Ham radio. Also, a inverter for charging other items.
On keeping your food safe: You can keep the food in your Fridge cold much longer than 4 hrs, if you have 4 half gallon jugs of water frozen in your deep freezer, and place 2 in the fridge. Put the other two in after 12 hrs and refreeze the 1st two, either outside or in the freezer.
We are want-a-be preppers. We know how to prepare for most of our winter snow storms as well as any other fairly short term power outages through our outdoor adventure gear closet and stocking up the pantry but we would like to be better prepared for survival beyond and for more extreme situations! That is why I am here we could use some Emergency Essentials! ;-)
I prepared by VOTING FOR TRUMP.
Politics aside, convincing your family of the need to be prepared is one of the greatest things you can do aside from learning survival skills.
I have plenty of flashlights,batteries and candles, but could use a charger.
Don’t forget about entertainment for the little ones! If they’re used to streaming media to keep entertained, you might not have access when you can’t get online. Be sure to have nonpowered sources of entertainment, or at least save a few movies onto a tablet for easy watching.
Highly recommend a dual fuel generator. There are many models out there, but I like the combo of gas/propane :-)
Better keep reminding us or we will forget to do it.