“With winter fast approaching, we need to do more than just get our house in order and ready for cold weather; we need to get our cars in order too.
Wintertime is hard on cars and even harder on drivers who get stranded in their cars. If we aren’t ready for dealing with a winter blizzard, we are putting ourselves and our families at grave risk. Part of the problem we face is that winter storms can take us by surprise. Weather forecasters are notoriously inaccurate in their prognostications. This is even worse in some parts of the country, where mountains or large bodies of water can make sudden differences in the weather, causing storms to appear out of what seems like nowhere or causing storms which are much larger than originally expected……….”
“October’s here, fall is in full-swing and winter is just around the corner.
If I lived farther north, I would say that I could just about feel the first snowflakes in the air; but where I live, that’s just about impossible. Nevertheless, the signs of winter are all around us, reminding us that we need to be prepared for cold weather and snow.
To those of us who are preppers, this means much more than just buying new winter coats and boots for our kids. It means being ready for that major storm which shuts down power and brings our cities to a standstill. It means having our cars ready to make it through that snowstorm. It means surviving, when others are freezing to death.
Historically, wintertime has been the most dangerous time for human survival. For those who live in cold northern and temperate climates, the year was divided into two basic parts for our ancestors: preparing for winter and surviving winter. The entire planting cycle was built around ensuring enough food to survive the next winter…….”
“Prepping helps individuals get ready for scenarios like a financial crisis or a terrorist attack, but you can also use your various prepping skills for smaller emergencies like power outages or storms. (h/t to TheOrganicPrepper.com.)
Make sure that everyone in your family knows what to do during serious SHTF scenarios so you won’t have a hard time adjusting. When preparing supplies and gear, check if they have various applications so you’re always ready for various survival situations.
Even if you feel like you’re prepared enough to handle a storm, have a backup plan ready, just in case. Once you receive a storm warning, secure furniture outside your home so it doesn’t end up getting thrashed around by strong winds. Fortify your doors so everyone can stay safe…………”
Now that Summer is winding to a close and the kids are all getting ready to go back to school, we’re about to enter the “Post-Vacation” Zone…and get to the business at hand of readying the house for the fall and winter. Be aware that Hurricane Season is hereand Fire Season has not ended. This article is a reminder of the things you need to get done and squared away before the cold weather arrives………”
If they are right………here’s your heads up; don’t wait till the last minute, get ready NOW for winter! 😐
The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a bone-chillingly cold and snowy winter. Managing editor of The Farmer’s Almanac Sandi Duncan said: “We’re actually calling for [a] teeth-chattering cold.”
The Almanac’s famed weather forecast is out and the editors are already busting myths about their prediction. If you’re not a fan of winter, the news is bleak. But you’ll still want to break out the winter hats and boots early this year because Duncan added that the cold will likely hit us sooner than normal this winter. “We’re summarizing it as ‘cold and wet’ and the interesting thing is, it looks like winter might start a little bit early. We have some winter storms predicted early on,” said Duncan according to The Press Herald.
“According to the calendar spring 2019 starts on March 20th, however, according to our outlook, winter conditions may delay spring for several weeks,” said Duncan. “People refer to us when they’re planning a vacation, planning a wedding, planning any kind of event,” said company president Peter Geiger. And the chances of the Farmer’s Almanac being correct are much better than the chances that they are wrong.
Duncan had some added advice for those who particularly dislike the winter months: “When people think of the almanac, right away you think winter,” Duncan said. “But actually there are 16 months of forecasts. If you don’t like the winter forecast, you should keep looking to the summer forecast.”………..”
You see it in the news everyday. Disaster does strike albeit not everyone suffers through an issue, but if you think you or your family is in harms way, then you need to think about not what if, but when if….
Emergency Preparedness: 5 Things to Teach Your Kids When Disaster Strikes
“As a parent, you probably want to protect your children from disasters; however, the unexpected can occur, and you may find that your kids need to react properly in the event of an emergency one day. Teaching them some simple skills can lead to greater outcomes for your entire family……..read more at link below: