If you live in a climate prone to severe winter weather, you have to face reality: Sooner or later, you are probably going to get snowed in and you may not have power.
That’s a given. Your response to it is up to you. There are several responses to choose from:
- You can sit there and shiver, hoping you survive, wondering if cold or hunger will get you first, and baffled that it has come down to a can of peaches and some stale crackers.
- You can make a mad dash to the store as the first flakes begin to fall, battling it out with the other frenzied shoppers for milk and bread. You may still end up with only peaches and stale crackers.
- You can calmly prepare for a perfectly natural occurrence. You can keep supplies to feed and hydrate the family for a couple of weeks, make a strategy to stay warm and illuminated in the event the power goes out, and add a couple of board games to stave off internet and device withdrawal.
It’s pretty clear which choice is the logical one. You don’t have to be a doomsday prepper headed for a bunker to make some rational, common sense preparations for an event that is inevitable in certain climates. Prepping for a blizzard is a reasonable response to living in a climate that has them. Here’s how to get ready well before the snow flies..