Hands cupping around a burning candle
21 Apr 2017

How To Be Prepared For A Power Outage

Power outages are normal. If you live in colder climates, you may have experienced an ice storm, or a hurricane in warmer climates, that knocked the power out. Ideally the power company can get you back up and running before you really miss any of the conveniences that we are

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10 Jan 2017

Lessons from the Storm of 2016

In December of 2016, a rash of winter weather swept across Oregon, bringing thick bouts of freezing rain and snow to Lane County. The ice piled onto roads, trees and power lines causing massive power outages and hazardous road conditions. Tens of thousands of people were without lights or heating

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Buying a powerbank
30 Nov 2016

Choose a Good Power Bank for Your Smartphone

There are a lot of external chargers, or power banks, out there. A power bank serves as an extra battery for your phone or other electronic device in case the power goes out or you’re ever in a situation where you can’t charge your devise as your normally would. How

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Is a Solar or Gas Generator Best? It Depends.
26 Jul 2016

Is a Solar or Gas Generator Best? It Depends.

What makes the most sense? Buying a generator that requires gasoline or electricity, or buying a generator that provides electricity by harnessing the free energy from the sun? Well…it’s not that simple is it? Solar has advantages, for sure, but the gear is expensive, fragile and not very portable. It

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5 Ways to Communicate in an Emergency
20 Jul 2016

5 Ways to Communicate In An Emergency

When the SHTF, ways to communicate in an emergency with your family and your close friends will be a high priority. Communication infrastructure is also the one aspect of the grid that’s all but sure to fail, thanks to the general public’s reliance on digital electronic devices such as phones and computers

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match light in the darkness
12 May 2016

Are You Prepared for a Sudden Power Outage?

If the power goes out, will you be prepared? Power outages can happen for a number of reasons. Blown transformers, strong winds, natural disasters, and other situations can cause widespread power outages. The fact is that it doesn’t take much of a disruption to cause an unexpected power outage that

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storm causing power outage
19 Jan 2016

Winter Storm Warning: What to Do When the Lights Go Out

Preparing for unexpected power outages during winter is important so you’ll be better prepared for those long, cold hours of going without the modern conveniences we’ve all grown accustomed to. What should you do to better equip yourself in the event that your electricity suddenly goes out? Stock your home

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22 Oct 2014

Protecting Your Home in the Dark

Knowing how to work with the light or the lack of is paramount in combat situations. If you have the ability to choose a lighting situation or plan for it, you’re much more likely to win. Most home invasions occur at night. Intruders are most likely to be in pairs. They’re

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