Even if winter comes each year, there are still many winter survival concerns that affect people. These concerns range from the source of heat or how a family can keep the home warm and cozy during winter to being stranded in the home, office, or even the car. As common as these concerns are, some are still enough to make people panic. Here are tips to help you solve some of these concerns:
Source of Heat
You’ll never know how far temperatures would drop during winter, so you need to prepare for the worst. The body can only handle too much coldness. If you don’t have ample supply of heat in your house during winter, your body could give up, and you might end up with a bad case of hypothermia. Hence, if you have a fireplace, make sure to stock piles of wood that would be enough to last the entire winter season even before winter actually comes. Check your heating and ventilation system. If you notice anything amiss, call someone to repair the system right away. Check your water heater to ensure it’s working perfectly fine. Invest in thick clothing or bring out the winter clothes of the whole family so you’ll all be ready come wintertime.
Severe snowstorms could take down power poles, thereby cause power outage. You can’t do anything about it, nor can you complain, since it’s an act of nature. The least you can do is look for ways to illuminate and keep your house warm during the power outage. A good way to back-up your power supply is to invest in a power generator. There are affordable portable generators that can power up your home for up to 20 hours depending on usage. If you want to find out more about it, here’s the site you could check. It also pays to have enough flashlights and long-lasting batteries. Use the flashlights and generator only when needed, like when the light gives way to darkness or when you need to prepare food. Always check the newspaper or watch the news for updates on power interruptions and the likes.
Surviving Being Stranded
If you get stranded in a particular place, your number one reaction is to panic. However, that could lead to worse things since you won’t be in a position to think clearly when you’re in a state of panic. It would be impossible for you to think of ways to survive the situation if panic gets the better of you. Once you feel a panic attack seizing you, do some deep breathing exercise for about 1-2 minutes to calm your sense. As soon as you have calmed down, look for anything useful you can use to prepare food, to communicate or call your family or anyone who can help you, look for water, a place to sleep if you think you’ll be spending a few hours in that location, lighting source, and a source of air. Do not forget to conserve your energy as much as possible.
Concerns during winter are common and sometimes, these find their way to make you lose your ability to think clearly of ways to survive. Hopefully, the tips provided here could help you should you find yourself in the tight situation come wintertime.