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The winter season is always a wildcard. You just never know how bad it’s going to be. While meteorologist will make predictions you are just never sure. Did anyone see the current record-breaking temperatures coming to the Midwest?
This recent cold front has cost 7 lives. Its a fine line between bitter inconvenient cold and deadly cold. If you don’t have the ability to affect the temperature in your home, with our without power, you are going to have serious trouble in these situations.
While you may or may not be experiencing this record-breaking cold, it’s important to ask yourself: What if you were? Would you know how to react? Do you have the tools to deal with this kind of cold?
There are some things that are very important when it comes to prepping for a brutal winter.
Above all, you want to have some sort of backup power sources. A portable gas generator would be my first choice though you are going to need to give it a little more attention in -50 degree cold. It would be wise to keep it in the home when not in use. Do not use it in the home or it will kill your family.
You also need to consider space heaters that run off that gas generator. These things are not the best but you can find some decent models that will keep you warm and produce more heat than just a fireplace.
If you are going to have a gas generator and space heaters, you better stock up on gasoline. Another interesting fact about -50 degrees, it can freeze gasoline. SO you need to be aware of this when you are talking about storing it. It might have to go under the house or in the house.
Again, the winter seasons is a wild card, you need to be prepared for just about anything.
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.