Take a look below to see if there’s anything you feel would be an asset to your winter emergency stockpile as well.
While having a gas heater is certainly a benefit, you definitely don’t need one to stay warm in case of a winter emergency scenario. You’ll likely want some way of seeing in the dark if the power goes out in the middle of the winter.
Going through last year’s winter emergency with our pet cat opened our eyes to how vital it was to have some extra supplies lying around that are specifically geared to helping your pet survive. When I moved to rural Maine to build my own home, one of the first things I heard from friends was how they had done without power for nine days the previous winter. Depending upon your geographic location, housing type, environment, and overall health – power outages can range from a minor inconvenience to a serious threat. Growing up in the northern states ofNew EnglandI had my fair share of winter power outages as a child. In October of 2011 an early snowstorm traveled up the East Coast of theUnited Statesand caused over 2 million people to loose power. 750 Watt Power Inverter – An Inverter is a fantastic device which converts DC power (battery) to AC power (household). BatteryChargers – With so many devices capable of being charged via USB plugs – have a couple of USB adapters that can plug into the cigarette lighter or 12V power outlet in your vehicle. It is not a question of When the power will go out – but for how long and how bad the situation will be.
0 0 PRINT Use this content The Ipswich line was affected by a power outage at the two major Brisbane stops. Last December, Thomas and I had the misfortune of living through 5 nights and 4 days with no electricity in sub-zero degree Canadian weather, as the Toronto power grid went down and emergency vehicles were having trouble getting the electrical lines back up.


Hypothermia is no joke, and while there are many different ways you can insulate your body that don’t require gas heating, few even come close to keeping you as warm as the emergency supplies on this part of the list.
If your stove is electric like ours, you might want to add one or two of the cooking devices below to your stock of winter emergency supplies. Adding many of the following items to your stockpile should help you keep plenty warm regardless of whether or not you have a gas heater, or in case you happen to run out of fuel before the emergency situation ends. In 1989 I saw the effect that Hurricane Hugo had as it knocked out power in theCharlotte,NCarea.
Taking a few logical steps like putting together a “Black Out Kit” can make dealing with most any power failure a bit easier and safer too deal with. The goal is to have a single location to find supplies to react in response to a power failure. Burning candles obviously exposes the environment to open flame and it only takes a moment to ignite the wrong thing and the power outage now becomes much more serious. Having an inverter provides the ability to operate a variety of devices such as box fans, electric lights, small power tools, and other electronic devices such as radios and computers. Even small generators often can power a refrigerator along with a few other things at the same time. The Ipswich line, along with most other inbound and outbound lines, was affected by a power outage at the two major Brisbane stops. Most of them were in Brisbane, the Lockyer Valley and Logan, but the outages were spread from the southern Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast.
However unlikely, we could be stuck in yet another ice storm, maybe one that knocks out the power grid for even longer this time. Last year, one of our readers recommended an excellent portable propane heater, and if we didn’t already have a propane heater, you sure as hell better believe it’d be the first thing on our to-buy list!


Lighting and illumination products typically last a long time and are relatively inexpensive anyway, so it doesn’t hurt to have them in case of an emergency like this. Keeping a wind up or AA-battery radio will also help you keep up-to-date on what’s happening in your city, so you can have a good idea of how long the emergency will last and how likely it is to continue past the estimated resolution date. You might also want to feed your pet a bit extra in case the power goes out in the winter, as producing heat requires more calories to be burned. But the convenience of being able to continue on with an ordinary daily life in a power outage [handicapped only by having to choose which circuits would be the most beneficial… wifi even works!] was obvious the first time the power went down for more than a few hours. The power would flicker, go out and my parents would get a flashlight, a few candles and build a roaring fire in the fire place.
Many flashlights today utilize LED bulbs which are extremely durable, super bright, and use very little power.
Before purchasing read up on what your power requirements are and make sure you have plenty of fuel stored away. This type of storm and corresponding power failures created not just tremendous property damage – but life disruption as well. LED lanterns are more expensive however they provide much more light and sip power out of batteries.



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