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Do not make the mistake of assuming you can live without power.
As winter months are approaching, a lot of us are preparing for the cold weather – especially homesteaders. The more isolated we are, the longer it takes for utility crews to reestablish power, or clear roads of snow and ice.
One long power outage is enough to spoil food supply, not to mention cut off contact with the outside world and make life generally miserable.
An emergency backup power system is a sensible solution to this problem, and these systems don’t have to be elaborate or expensive.
Solar Powered Lights
Whether we are talking about simple solar lights that line your walkways or solar batteries that connect to a full-size solar array, the sun can power your home. These power sources are great for powering most of the things you will need.
They are only getting better!
Of course, the old standard of battery power is still worth investing in. Battery power in all its forms is going to provide you some of the most powerful light on the market. A simple CR123 can power a 1000 lumen flashlight.
Storing batteries is a good idea or you could invest in some rechargeable devices and batteries. This goes even further!
The folks over at Greenivative offer an incredible recharging system that is powered by nothing but saltwater. It’s a serious innovation and it can go a long way in a disaster. These saltwater chargers are light and easy to use.
There are a number of backup power options when it comes to turning on the lights. Dont assume you can exist in the dark. Sure, light can be a beacon if you are not using it properly and in the wrong situations. However, it can also be a lifesaver.
Be sure you have a system in place to shed light on a disaster.