We’ve compiled our winter storm survival tips into one list. Learn how to prepare your home, your car, your family and yourself to survive the cold. Around this time of year, winter storms can be devastating. Those affected have to deal with cold temperatures, snow and ice, and there’s also the risk of power outages, roofs collapsing, and even flooding once the snow melts. Power outages can last for hours, days or even weeks. What starts as an inconvenience can quickly become dangerous and deadly in freezing temperatures.
Winter Storm Survival Tips
People in the areas affected by these storms are sometimes unable to leave their homes for days or weeks at a time – or worse, they end up trapped in their car on the highway. In short, if you’re going to survive a winter storm of this magnitude, you need to be prepared. We’ve had several posts on our site full of survival tips for winter weather. We’ve decided to compile them all in one list so that you can have a go-to place for winter storm survival. Read on to learn more. Unfortunately, there isn’t much we can do about power outages. But what we can do is find alternate ways to heat our home, with or without electricity. Here are a few of our favorite winter season tips for survival.
1. Heating Your Home
You have to be ready in any possible situation and consider lack of resources especially in the winter. What if there is no electricity? Know what options you have in order to maintain a comfortable temperature at home. Click here for home warming tips in the winter.
2. Energy Saving
Saving energy in your home not only saves you the dollars after the winter, but also allows you to participate in saving the environment in your own little ways. Click here for energy saving tips you can utilize at home.
3. Warming A Room
The terra cotta pots concentrate the heat using convection. While you won’t heat a whole house with it, it can definitely warm your hands and make a cold night much more bearable with this method. Click here for the instructions.
4. Getting Your Vehicle Winter Storm Ready
Preparing your car for the cold is just as important as preparing your home. After all, you never know where you’ll be when a nasty winter storm hits. Here are our tips for getting your vehicle winter ready. Click here for more instructions.
5. Safe Driving Tips for Winter Travel
Extreme weather conditions requires you to be even more conscious of your safety on the road. You don’t wanna get stuck in the middle of nowhere on a blizzard. Follow these to make sure you get where you need to go and make it back safely this year. Here’s a link to give you useful tips for your winter auto safety.
6. Winter Gardening and Homesteading
Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean that you have to stop gardening, or that there’s no longer work to be done around the home. Here are our tips to take care of your garden, livestock, and the rest of your homestead during winter. Click here for a guide in winter gardening.
Watch this video of a DIY candle-powered air heater.
These useful tips should be able to help you winter-proof your home and get through the cold season. I tend to put more attention on my car though. I fear getting stranded on the streets in a storm more than anything else so I can never be short in prepping my car for any possibilities.
Click here for the ultimate guide to surviving a winter storm.
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