Winter is coming, and these winter storm survival tips might spell the difference between life and death. Learn how to survive the dreaded winter storms here!
In this article:
- Heating Your Home
- Energy Saving
- Warming Up a Room
- Getting Your Vehicle Winter Storm Ready
- Safe Driving Tips for Winter Travel
- Winter Gardening and Homesteading
Stay Alive and Well with These Winter Storm Survival Tips
Winter Storm Preparedness
People in areas affected by these storms are sometimes unable to leave their homes for days or weeks at a time. Some snowstorm effects have people end up trapped in their car on the highway.
Power outages can last for hours, days or even weeks. In short, if you’re going to survive a winter storm of this magnitude, you need to be prepared.
Unfortunately, there isn’t much we can do about power outages. 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 the lack of resources, especially in 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. Here are energy saving tips you can utilize at home.
3. Warming Up a Room
The terracotta 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.
What is terracotta? It refers to earthenware with no glaze.
Click here to learn how to make terracotta pot candles.
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.
5. Safe Driving Tips for Winter Travel
Extreme weather conditions require you to be even more aware of your safety on the road. You don’t want to 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 are useful tips for your safe winter driving.
6. Winter Gardening and Homesteading
Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean you have to stop gardening, or 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.
Watch this video of a DIY candle-powered air heater by desertsun02:
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 to 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.
What will you prioritize getting prepared for when a winter storm hits? Tell us about your own winter storm survival in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 23, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.