No matter where you live in the world there always a chance of your power going out. If it goes out for a few hours most people can deal with it. If the power goes out for an extended period of time most people start to freak out.
We depend so much on electricity that we often forget what it’s like to have many of the things we depend on such as lights, heat, cooking, laundry, basic hygiene and of course, we can’t forget about computer and internet access, are all driven by the power grid. Preparing to go off grid makes a lot of sense.
Here are the 4 steps for preparing to go off grid:
1. Stay in good physical shape. Life in the rough is more difficult that life on the sofa. You will more likely than not be walking with a pack, carrying water, chopping wood and performing other strenuous activities. The best way to prepare for this is to get in shape now.
2. Plan on water for drinking – and lots of it. Make sure that you acquire some way to purify water in the field plus make sure you have some way to carry the water whether it be it bottle or a portable bladder. Heat will be your enemy in this regard, so be prepared or you will go down like a flash from dehydration. (See 8 Reason Drinking Lots of Water is Important for Survival.)
3. Think about the gear you will need and start acquiring it now. There will be no Santa Claus to deliver gear to you when the grid goes down and if there are stores open (unlikely) they may not have what you need. And just as important, keep your gear together in a central location – you are less likely to forget about it if it is all located in one place.
4. Redundancy is your friend. Sure, it is great to use a lighter or matches to start a fire. But also have a flint and steel as well. The same thing applies to lighting (candles, lanterns and chemical lighting), knives and other items.
To see 2 more steps before going off grid see the original article here: BackDoorSurvival.com
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