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We so rarely have to deal with the trials and tribulations of winter. More importantly the cold over time is just not something most of us deal with. We see cold for a few minutes between trips to the car and the building.
Not many of us really spend hours in the cold. Cold has lost its respect and that is a sad thing. Americans aren’t ready for the cold. Here is how you can get ready for the next winter power outage.
You gotta generate heat somehow. When the power is out in winter you will hate to see the sun go down. The real cold sets in when the sun goes away.
By midnight you will have no more heat in your home and it’s going to be a problem. You need to use some form of heater. Kerosene heaters, while dangerous, are also very effective. If you can manage the fuel and how you use the heaters, its a great way to warm the home.
Serious Base Layers
We don’t give our clothes enough credit. Good hats, gloves, socks, and wool can go a long way. You need to invest in good clothes to stay warm. Your cotton long sleeve is not enough. Understand fibers and get yourself some seriously cold weather clothing,
Also, keep those hands, feet, and head covered!
Don’t forget about USB power. There are now ceramic heaters that can be powered by USB. Of course, that is a solution for heat but even better is that you can recharge that USB power bank with the sun.
Every day more innovative products are hitting the market that is powered by USB connection. Do not think everything needs to deal with gas or electricity.USB can answer a whole host of problems these days.
Its time to get ready for winter.
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.