Alternative Energy Sources For Disasters
So you have stocked up on Food, Water, Shelter, and Clothing to be ready in the event of a disaster. But have you considered Fuel? What will you use to power that generator? What will you use if there is power?
If you have stocked up on Freeze-Dried-Foods you are at least one step ahead the of the game since these foods don’t need to be cooked. However there is still the matter of keeping warm, having good sources of light, and being able to get news and communicate.
Here are a few items you can take advantage of to help you be ready:
Wood for Fuel
Another way to be prepared is to think about using alternative energy sources as a backup for your local power grid. There are many home wind-power kits you can purchase as well as solar-power kits. These can be placed in areas of your yard or home where they will hardly be noticed. You can store extra power in batteries and if you want you can even rid yourself of the need to connect to the local power company’s system.
Some of the benefits of doing that include reduced costs and in some areas the power company will actually pay you for providing some of your extra power to them.
In addition to electricity, make sure that you store an adequate supply of fuel for the use of your generators in the case of a power outage. Check with your local officials for
the proper way to store fuel safely. Energy is something most of us take for granted these days. Make sure you are not left without it when disasters strike.Updated June 26, 2009