Category «Emergency Heating»

Ideas for heating your home when the power and natural gas are out.

Surviving a Winter Power Outage – How to Stay Warm

A cozy warm home in the freezing winter temperatures is not only inviting, but can literally save your life. What would you do if your electricity and natural gas were to be suddenly disrupted in the dead of winter? We turned off our electricity in January so we could learn just how to survive a …

Best Alternative Heat Sources to Use During a Power Outage

A winter storm rages outside and the power suddenly flickers off. The temperature in your home is beginning to slowly decline and a chill is settling in the air. Are you prepared with backup heat sources until the power is restored? What are the best options for alternative heat sources during a power outage? Our …

Don’t Forget the Gloves!

Are a variety of gloves on your list of basic preps? They should be. No one glove can provide the protection you need for every task. Have you ever had a small paper cut on a finger that was really painful? Even small cuts and scrapes can become life-threatening if not cared for properly. In …

Wood Burning Stoves

Wood is a great option for everyday heating as well emergency situations. It is one of the least expensive ways to heat your home and one of the safest storage fuels. A warm fire can create a welcome atmosphere in a home. There is nothing like standing by the hot wood stove when you come …

Kerosene Heaters

Inexpensive kerosene heaters are commonly purchased for emergency preparedness and tucked away in a garage still new in the box. Owners are unfamiliar with proper usage and fuel characteristics. It is easy in such a busy world to purchase a product and check it off your list assuming it will do what you think it will. …

Terracotta Pot Heater/Cooker – How to Heat and Cook without Electricity

Have you ever wondered how you are going to stay warm and cook your food if the power goes out? A terracotta pot heater/cooker is an inexpensive homemade device which can double as a heater and stove. Through a bit of trial, error and good science, we have designed an inexpensive solution that can do …