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The cold is here and it’s not going anywhere soon. We are long past the time of the year when the weather warms up. From here on out we are facing the cold. Are you prepared for the cold?
One of the biggest deals this time of year is looking at that wood pile and wondering if you have done enough. In most cases, the answer is no.
For the majority of preppers, going into the winter is a time of anxiety. We know that contending with the cold can be tough. There is less wild food, there are more threats from the natural environment and everything in between.
Fire and heat in the home is the number one concern for a prepper in the winter.
The best off-grid home heating source is going to be the wood stove. If the power goes out and you have a wood stove that can be a big change for you. The installation of a wood stove in the home gives you the ability to deal with the cold with something that is efficient at radiating heat in the home.
While not as effective as a wood stove you will find that a fireplace can generate some heat in the room its in. Install a blower on that fireplace and you will be able to generate more heat into the room.
Whether you go the route of alternative energies, portable generators or even USB power the technology world has a lot to offer for those who are looking to heat their home. Don’t discount the power of technology to heat your home.
When it comes to dealing with the heat in a disaster you have to have options. Layering up and drinking hot liquids can help but you have to be prepared to generate your own heat, too!