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