August 31st, 2011 at 11:13 am (survival skills, urban survival, the human path, texas outdoor education, disaster preparedness, readiness)
||Recently, we've heard a lot about disasters, like Hurricane Irene, the flooding going on throughout the country, earthquakes and more. When the power goes out, what do you do? Today's Quick And Prepared podcast is a very brief overview on power needs, by Human Path instructor Sam Coffman on the most important things to do first in the event of a disaster.
|What do you do when the power goes out? 4 Important Power Needs to Consider:
- Light. We briefly cover the lowest wattage options that are quick and simple to have on hand or grab in a 5-minute grocery store run.
- Communication: an essential during an emergency. By having simple portable battery, solar-powered batteries, solar chargers or one-way radios, you can keep smaller items like laptops and phones charged
- heat things up: cooking. As simple as a camp stove or a barbeque grill, tips on how to use your energy source best and how to cook most efficiently
- cool things down: essential for keeping your food from spoiling. Tips on how to rotate power sources to accomplish this.
Basic emergency preparation will help you to address needs from a natural disaster to a power outage caused by environmental or system breakdowns. Knowing how to react can keep your family more comfortable and safe.