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Do not make the mistake of assuming you can live without power. A backup emergency power system is a sensible solution to this problem, and these systems don’t have to be elaborate or expensive.
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.
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 emergency power sources are great for running most of the things you will need.
They are only getting better!
Emergency Battery Power
Of course, the old standard of battery power is still worth investing in.
Emergency 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.
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. Don’t 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.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.