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Winter Storm Survival: How to Stay Warm and Survive the Cold



Winter Storm Survival Tips

We’ve compiled all of our winter storm survival tips into one list. Check out the links below to learn how to prepare your home, your car, your family and yourself to survive the cold.

Winter Storm Survival Tips

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.

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.

Winter Storms: Heating Solutions

Winter storms often lead to power outages that last hours, days or even weeks. What starts as an inconvenience can quickly become dangerous and deadly in freezing temperatures.

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 heating solutions.

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Stay Warm in the Winter | How to Heat Your Home

Emergency heating expert Robert Brenner shares several ways to heat your home off the grid with insulation, wood burning stoves, and other methods. Click here to read the article

7 Energy Saving Tips to Help Your Budget Survive the Coming Winter

Our friends at remodelitohio.com have a few tips to help you save big bucks on your heating bill this winter. Click here to check them out.

Ready Your Home for a Power Outage

The best way to prepare for an outage  is to stock up on lighting materials and other necessities in your emergency kit such as kerosene lamps, long-burning candles, flashlights and DIY torches. Don’t forget to keep matches, lighters and water proof batteries of various sizes. Click here to learn more.

Warm a Room with Only a Candle and a Few Terra Cotta Pots

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 tutorial.

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.

Safe Driving Tips for Winter Travel

Follow these to make sure you get where you need to go and make it back safely this year. Click here for the full list.

How to Arrive Safely: Winter Driving

Follow these tips to make sure your car is safe for winter travel. Learn how to inspect tires, stock your vehicle with necessary supplies, and handle your car on snow and ice. Click here.

Winter Car Maintenance Tips

As you adjust to the coming chill, give a thought to your ride, and check out these nine tips that will keep your car rolling smoothly through winter’s challenges. Click here to learn more.

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.

9 Winter Gardening Tips for Preppers

Maintaining a winter garden is very beneficial. It helps not only the gardener himself but also the environment. There are many techniques that can help you garden any time of the year. Click here for a few of our favorites.

There’s plenty of work to be done on a farm, ranch or homestead even in the winter. Click here to learn how to care for your homestead in the winter months

Other Winter Storm Survival Tips

Here are a few more winter storm survival tips to help you out during the cold months.

Generating Body Heat: Staying Warm to Survive

Robert Brenner is back, this time teaching you how to harness your own body heat. Your body is the most valuable heating source you have. Click here to learn more.

3 Tips to Help You Survive a Winter Storm

Learn how to prepare your vehicle, home and family to survive a winter storm, no matter how long it lasts. Click here.

On Seriously Thin Ice: Cold Water Survival Tactics

Whether a boat capsizes or you fall through the ice, you can get into trouble quickly if you don’t know what to do. Water doesn’t have to be extremely cold to cause hypothermia. Click here to learn how to survive if you find yourself in cold water.

Also be sure to check out our very own Winter Survival Kit!

For awesome survival gear you can’t make at home, check out the Survival Life Store!

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