According to the experts power outages will become more prevalent as our electric generation, and supply infrastructure ages. As a result of this there is an increased likelihood of rolling blackouts or brown outs that will cause significant disturbance in people’s lives, and the operations of companies.
To endure these power outages we will need to be proactive. Consider the last time the power went out in your home or did you have everything you needed. Below is a list of things every family should consider to be ready for the inevitable power outage.
- Oil lamps, candles, camping lights use caution if young kids will be around
- Battery operated radio
- Flashlights, one for each family member
- Fresh batteries or alternative electric source charger
- Non-perishable food items
- Bottled water, juice
- Propane for an outdoor grill or camp stove do not use grills or camp stoves inside
- Extra ice for your freezer, fridge and coolers.
- Extra gasoline for those who have a generator. A portable electric generator may be an important backup source of electricity to operate your appliances and furnace. Just be sure that you have it installed by a professional.
Backup power is among the best techniques to be prepared for the loss of electricity. There are lots of sources of backup power such as, batteries, gas generators, solar, or a mix. If you are relying on batteries you will have to know how long the batteries will last for the use. In case you have got critical power requirements, like medical devises that should run , this might not be the smartest choice. Gas generators operate well as long as you can get gas for them.
As we have seen previously when disaster strikes many times there are also a gas shortage or gas would not be available in any respect. Solar is one of the best ways to keep power, and it can be used even if the power is on to reduce your electric bill.
Solar is currently available in many survivalism configurations, from small standalone chargers for mobile phones, to whole house units using a battery to hold you over once the sun is not shining.
Survival situations are extremely stressful and if you do not understand how to control stress it is possible to panic, shed focus and make mortal decisions. Relaxation especially learning How to control your breathing.
Time Management learn to prioritise and allocate your time it will be the most productive. Cognitive restructuring obtaining the ability to alter the way you view a situation, letting you find the positive side and where the benefits lie.