Survive the Snow by Taking the Necessary Steps
With a massive snowstorm having just run through the Northeast this weekend, many people were forced to plan on taking the necessary steps to remain self-sufficient when they may not have immediate access to the outside world. With that being said, many more are looking at this storm as one that will likely not be repeated anytime soon.
For those people, my first advice would be to not count anything out as the winter is really quite young. This is a massive amount of snow, and one that can lead to major issues if you are not aptly prepared. For future storms, it is important that you take the following advice so you are as prepared as you possibly can be.
Food, Water, Milk and Other Necessities
The first piece of advice I can offer is to go to the grocery store now and gather the necessities that you think you will need. Food, milk and water are all great items to acquire, but it is vital that you get there as early as possible since you are not the only one looking to prepare for this massive storm. Also keep in mind that there is a possibility you may lose power, so be sure to grab some foods that do not require refrigeration. If you have an electric-powered stove, also keep this in mind when shopping and grab some foods that require very little in the way of preparation.
Another vital piece of information is to always be prepared with supplies that will keep you and your family warm should the power be knocked out. Without power, heating your house will be impossible. By having plenty of blankets, jackets, hand warmers, and feet warmers on hand, going without heat will be no issue whatsoever. Most people think that just because they are within the confines of their home, they will be fine with or without heat. The reality, however, is that a house can cool down very quickly when it is absent of a heat source. Do not test this out, it is better to simply be prepared ahead of time.
Stay Off the Roads
Finally, the last piece of advice I can offer is to do anything you can to stay off the roads. Slippery, icy conditions are going to make driving impossible, and most roads impassable, so prepare all of your necessities ahead of time so that you are not forced to drive through what amounts to life-threatening conditions.
People tend to take snow much more lightly than they do hurricanes, and tornadoes, but the reality is that snowstorms also pose massive threats. The key to surviving any sort of natural disaster is by being prepared.