New Mexico Urban Homesteader

Hello, I am A 50 Something, Prepper ;-}; former 60's Flower Child, don't believe in taxpayer subsidized special interest groups (political parties), DO believe in the Constitution and Bill of Rights (1st 10). Long time Independent & Informed Voter. Lover of the outdoors and firm believer that History Teaches - if only we will listen!

(No longer Urban or in NM. Now Rural in the mountains of Maine.)

This blog was started at the request of some dear friends that wish to become Preppers.

“No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods.”

Demosthenes (384–322 BC, Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Winter Preparedness & To-Do's

What could possibly need to be done in the winter? Plenty, yet most of the actual preparedness stuff should have been completed with your Fall To-Do's. If you haven't completed those yet, time is running out, so to be prepared, you better get a doing!

This rather long "little ditty" covers:

  • Why prepare for winter storms with a map of Billion Dollar U.S. Weather Disasters 1980-2009
  • Long range winter weather forcasts for the U.S. for 2011-2012 (and yes there is a type-o on these years in the document. I am human after all)
  • Some interesting "Did You Know?" facts
  • Terms for winter watches and warnings and what each means
  • Different kinds of snowfall and ice
  • Winter and cold weather risks, in general, to humans and animals and what you can do about them
  • Personal, animal, pet and livestock safety
  • How to dress for winter (no not fashion tips, survival tips)
  • Winter fire hazards, prevention and safety
  • General safety for snow, ice, heaters, fireplaces, space heaters and holiday and the like
  • What to do before, during and after a winter storm, including how prevent and handle frozen pipes
  • Winter vehicle preparation, safety, driving tips, including what to do if trapped in your vehicle during a blizard
  • A list of resources

Although this is a rather long read, it is full of all my personal experience from living in "big snow" country (both urban and rural) as well as information from the pros on the various subjects. Between this article and the Fall To-Do's, there should be nothing you are not prepared for with the up coming winter season.

Winter Preparedness & To Do’s

and don't forget your Fall To Do’s - Preparing for Winter

Don’t Live Paranoid
Live Prepared!


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