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We all cringe at the thought of the winter power outage. Its a terrifying thing to deal with. For so many of us we are limited in our options when the power goes out. Backup power is a cornerstone of any prepping system. You have to have a way to generate backup power in a disaster. Of course, that solution is yours to decide but I wouldn’t leave it out of the picture.
We are going to talk about a few methods of providing backup heat. Only one is going to require power. The others will require hard work and some stockpiling. No matter how you slice it, the winter and the cold will get in and take over, if you let it.
These small to medium packs designed for heating you up can go a long way both in the outside and in the home. During a power outage when heating systems are offline, these can be your lifeline to extremities. While they only last a short time, they are still very effective.
A small space heater and a portable generator can do a lot if you get the fmaily into one room. It can even make the nighttime much better. These heaters do not require lots of energy and most models will be able to run, even on a decent solar generator. Keep that in mind.
You need something that is going to generate heat in the dead of winter, especially at night.
Lots of people are opting for a woodstove in the home. These little iron gems will put off massive amounts of heat when its cold out. They are not wired to the grid and only require wood to heat your home. You can even cook with them. If you have the means and the room, a wood stove is a no brainer.