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Bartering for Comfort

With the summer storms, it is easy to imagine losing power at some emergency itemstime. This also has happened to us in winter. Even if power is out for only 3 days, it can mean a lot of spoiled food, uncomfortable living (cold/heat) and few options for cooking.

I can’t stress it more, you need to plan for these things. I am not speaking about a doom and gloom scenario, but an act of nature. If you don’t have a supply of batteries, candles or flashlights, you may need to barter for them from your neighbors.

If you can build something everyone wants, if you have supplies that no one has; you will be queen of the block. So if you need something, be prepared to offer something they might need in return. (When your power is out for longer than 3 days, this situation can happen).

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The Power’s Out – Now What?

Have you ever experienced an ice storm where everyone in your neighborhood has lost power? It may be cold up here in Wisconsin, but after an ice storm, you can store food in sealed containers in your garage for awhile. (trying to be positive).

Any electrical storm can take out a junction box in your neighborhood. With no electricity, there are no lights, no heat, no microwave, no stove. What do you do? Read More→