(SurvivalDaily.com) – Modern technology has given us many conveniences that are often taken for granted. Running water, refrigeration and the ability to light up the darkness with the flip of a switch. But what happens when the power goes out?
Check out these ways to light your home during a blackout:
You can light your home in a number of ways without relying on the power grid. One of these ways is to use candles. Yes, it’s a super-old method, but it works and even provides your home with some heat.
One way to prepare for a blackout, or to embrace a more self-sufficient lifestyle, is to go solar. Solar power is amazing, but to implement an actual solar power system requires a hefty investment. However, you can still utilize the power of the sun without breaking your bank. Use outdoor solar lights to light your home. Let them charge during the day and bring them in when it starts getting dark.
Another oldie but goodie are oil lamps. People have used oil lamps for centuries as both light and heat sources. One downfall to this method is the need for lamp oil. You could stock up, but do so carefully to avoid your house becoming a raging inferno.
Living off the grid is a great way to stick it to the man. However, there are some downfalls to the off-grid life. One of those is being able to stay cool during the hotter months of the year. Check out how to keep your cool and live comfortably when the temperature goes up.
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