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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.