🔋 Ready with power – Part 1

Click here to read the intro to this series.

Readiness with shelter means having a plan for backup power.

Why it matters: If you experience an extended power outage, what you can and cannot power will determine your strategy.

  • Hot weather and cold weather prep have different requirements. We’ll focus now on hot weather.

🖼️ The big picture: Today let’s consider major priorities and simple tips.

  • Tomorrow we’ll look at wholistic solutions.

👉 Staying cool

  • Air conditioners are power hogs, so limit usage if you have limited power.
  • A electric fan blowing on your skin can keep you reasonably cool with little power usage.

👉 Preserving food and medications

  • Refrigerators and freezers can run on generators, solar and batteries with the right set up.
  • An insulated cooler, like a Yeti, and some ice can keep essentials like medications cold for a long time.

👉 Powering essentials

  • A UPS power supply can keep your WiFi running and provide charging for your devices.
  • In case your Internet connection goes down, consider this Emergency Weather Radio that’s also a portable power bank with solar and hand crank charging … and a flashlight!

✅ For your Smart Homeowner list

  • Take a few minutes to consider the top priorities for your family.



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