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No matter where you are while you read this I can assure you the power will go out in your area again. It will come to pass that you lose your lights and you are sitting in the dark.
You may lose communications, too. Are you prepared to do that? Having a ready-made blackout kit is crucial to the success of disaster survival. This kit should address the lack of communication, lack of light and lack of power to important devices in the home.
There is something really nice about knowing steps 1-5 when the power goes out. When you have a process and you get to 5 things are way more comfortable. That’s the power of a blackout kit.
We are talking about a kit to make the power outage much better. This is not a kit to protect you from an EMP. However, power outages from most sources will be easy to handle with this kit.
The Blackout Kit
From flashlights to actual lamps, you should have some easy to maneuver light sources. Get the kids some light sources, too!
Never throw candles away. Even if they are used most of the way, keep them all. Candles make a huge difference.
It might seem paranoid or maybe like a lot of work but a generator is the maximum mitigation strategy for the blackout.
Without gasoline, you are not going to be able to use your generator. Think of other types of fuel also! batteries, kerosene or whatever else you need.
USB powered fans and electric heaters can make a huge impact on the temperature in your home during winter and summer.
USB Power Source
So many things run on USB power that it only makes sense to deal in USB power also.
If you wanna know what’s going on even if cellphone signal gets knocked out too, its good to have a means of knowing how bad the power outage is.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.