As recent events at my home have proven, Mother Nature can strike at any time, setting you off guard and making you thankful for all of your carefully laid emergency preps.
In todays blast from the near past, I share an article I wrote describing ways you can stay comfortable during a winter power outage. Most of these are common sense tips but there are a few more obscure tips that might save your life such as #14:
Notify your power company in advance if you use special healthcare equipment like oxygen generators or dialysis equipment that require power. Most power companies have the ability to note this in their records and will prioritize the response to your home.
For more tips, read Winter is Coming: 15 Tips to Keep You Comfortable During a Power Outage
THE FINAL WORD
From time to time I feature bonus articles that are buried in the Backdoor Survival archives. I hope you enjoy this one.
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