Winter is coming. The calendar tells you that. Yet your dedicated friends at Freedom Prepper suggest this winter may be heavy that average: This Winter May Be Brutal.
Jeremiah Johnson* wrote up some suggestions for winter preparedness over at Ready Nutrition. Please consult his article, Why This Winter Could be the Perfect Storm.
Winter historically has been a time of potential hardship. Add in a natural disaster, a riot, or a war and the season can be deadly. Johnson advises preppers to keep an eye on current events. The idiots in D.C., some of them, would have a war with Russia. There’s the EMP threat. Folks unhappy (or happy) about the election results could loot and burn cities.
There is tremendous potential for unrest this winter. Get ready just in case. Johnson makes the following good suggestions:
Winter Preps To Consider
- One. Make sure you have reliable heat. Johnson recommends a wood-burning stove insert for the fireplace.
- Two. Make sure you have wood to burn. Stock up now.
- Three. Ensure your home is properly insulated from cold drafts.
- Four. Have your winter tools (saws, etc.) ready and in good working order.
- Five. Buy a good generator. Keep the power on.
- Six. Keep bottled water in case the tap goes dry.
- Seven. Keep a cooler handy. If the power goes out, you’ll need to keep your foods fresh.
- Eight. Make sure you have cold weather clothes and blankets. Dress for success regardless of the temperature.
- Nine. Buy a backup stove. Some of these are for use inside and/or out. Get one.
- Ten. Secure an alternative toilet. Use a camping potty and plastic liners. Keep it clean.
*Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson was a Special Forces Medic, EMT and ACLS-certified, with comprehensive training in wilderness survival, rescue, and patient-extraction. He is a Certified Master Herbalist and a graduate of the Global College of Natural Medicine of Santa Ana, CA. A graduate of the U.S. Army’s survival course of SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), Mr. Johnson also successfully completed the Montana Master Food Preserver Course for home-canning, smoking, and dehydrating foods.
The good news is you still have a month or so to get ready for winter. Follow these suggestions and everything will be just fine. You can make a snowman and enjoy yourself.
But, do prepare. One ice storm can wreak the havoc of a hurricane or an election. Get ready now. Don’t be left out in the cold.
Perrin Lovett writes about freedom, firearms, and cigars (and everything else) at www.perrinlovett.me. He is none too fond of government meddling.