What if the electricity GOES OFF?

Issue #55 • January/February, 1999 of Backwoods Home Magazine Just as everyone was getting ready to throw the party of the century and millennium—out with the old and in with the new—someone springs Y2K on us. Power outages, banking woes, communication breakdowns, and even economic collapse are some of the predictions I’ve heard. There is […] Read more »

Choosing a Backup Generator

Special Section: Preparing for Power Blackouts Don’t get left in the dark. Here’s what you need to know for emergency power By Greg Pahl Power failures can be a real pain—and downright dangerous—if you’re not prepared. At the very least, blackouts disable heating and air-conditioning systems, freezers, refrigerators, water pumps and lighting. If the power […] Read more »

survivalist alternative energy

 Preparedness  Whether the next emergency comes from a hurricane, earthquake, terrorist attack, or peak oil crisis, we will want to consider alternative ways for heating our homes during the cold winter months when there is an interruption to our electric, natural gas, and heating oil supplies. We will also need to consider alternative methods for […] Read more »