Winter seems to have arrived early in most of the United States this year, with the sudden freezing temperatures, icy roads and snow catching many by surprise. Winter storms can be outright dangerous if you aren’t prepared.
Consider the following preparation tips to help you get through the upcoming winter storms:
1. Stock Up on Alternative Light Sources
Americans are so used to having light that being without it can be very scary the first time. Day-to-day life revolves around light, especially in winter when there isn’t much daylight to begin with. Have a nice supply of candles, preferably emergency candles with a long burn life. Invest in oil lamps. They supply much more light and are easier to deal with than candles generally. Get a generator and consider a solar one, which would work even without gasoline when the grid is down. Lastly, invest in some battery-powered lanterns, especially those with LED lights that tend to last longer and provide brighter light. Have plenty of flashlights on hand in easy-to-find places around your home.