Blackouts

How to Prepare for Summer Power Outages

Blackouts can be incredibly stressful, even if you have been through them many times. Losing power robs us of our daily comforts and essentials, including everything from entertainment to refrigerating perishable foods.  Without following the...

Power Outages in the UK: How to Prepare

Even without experiencing an energy crisis in the UK, enough is happening ecologically and geopolitically to inspire panic and general concern. Residents of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland are witnessing electrical breakdowns through floods,...

How to Prepare for a Hurricane

It's hurricane season again, and that means it's time to prepare for the possibility of a killer storm. Across the country, hurricanes bring devastation each year, impacting millions of lives and costing billions of...

How to Stay Powered during a Blackout (Warm weather)

There’s no off-season for blackouts. In the summer, high winds and overloaded grids result in unintentional outages; fires and floods result in intentional outages. Having an independent power source is a great way to...

18 Ways to Prepare For a Winter Power Outage

How to Prepare for a Power Outage in Winter 1. Winterproof Your Home Before winter creeps in, prepare your home as best you can to keep the warmth in during an outage. Insulate your attic and...

How Long Does a Power Outage Last?

The quick and mostly vague answer to this question is that most power outages last only a few minutes, but some can last for days or even up to a week. While this may...

10 Common Causes of Power Outages (and 2 Unusual Ones)

The last few years have seen a notable increase in electrical blackouts across the U.S. These power outages have a knock-on effect that doesn't just leave people without power, but can also affect access...

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