Many people prepare for winter weather by putting together a winter survival kit in their car. But too few prepare an additional kit for their home, which can leave them unprepared when a winter ice or snowstorm hits and leaves them trapped there. To Survive a winter storm will take a larger and more complicated work to get prepared. You will need these 6 items to be fully prepared for a Winter Blackout. than doing the same for your car, here’s a few tips to help you out:
1. Alternative heat source
A winter snowstorm takes your power out will leave you with a cold house unless you have an alternative heat source that doesn’t require electricity. Hdving plenty of blankets and warm clothing is essential. Kerosene can be also used to keep your house warm until the power returns.
It’s essential to keep plenty of food in your house for emergencies, but we all know that canned food and bottled water will not last forever. That’s why you should rotate your food and water in the pantry so you’ll always have plenty of fresh food and water available.
3. Flashlights and batteries
It’s very likely that your power will be out if you’re stuck in your house from an ice or snowstorm. Have a couple of flashlights at hand, with extra batteries around
You’ll want to have the necessary tools on hand to make any needed repairs that result from a winter storm. Have hammers and nails, screwdrivers, heavy duty plastic sheeting, and duct tape.
Phone lines can be damaged by ice and wind, although it’s unlikely that an entire cellular network will be wiped out. Keep your cell or smartphone fully charged and make sure to have a backup batter source, as well as a car charger for your phone, in case the power goes out. Get some walkie-talkies as they can help you stay in contact with family and friends. Radios that run on batteries also are wise to have so you can learn about what’s going on in the outside world.
6. Evacuation vehicle
If a medical emergency happens or your house is significantly damaged and not safe to stay in, you will need some type of transportation. This is why you would be very wise to invest in snowmobiles or at least some sort of vehicle that is made to run quickly through the snow. Snowmobiles are preferable to your car in this case, because your car may be snowed in or it may not be made for icy, winter environments. Make sure that your snowmobile is filled with gasoline, fully operational, and within easy access from your house. Ideally, each snowmobile should have a can of extra fuel, snowshoes, and a winter survival pack tied to the rear behind the seat.