Many people wonder if solar power is really viable for full-time use up in the northern U.S. during winter. The answer is: kind of. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Renewable Resource Data Center is a great place to help you calculate your energy requirements as part of your overall winter home energy strategy. The key thing Read more about Do Solar Panels Work in the Winter? How to Calculate Your Solar Panel Requirements[…]
Thanksgiving is a uniquely American way to celebrate the harvest. A time to give thanks for the many blessings we all enjoy. It’s also a time to take stock, and plan ahead. With the opportunity to (hopefully) have some valuable time with friends, family, and partners, Thanksgiving is a great time to assess your family’s Read more about Thanksgiving: A time to give thanks (and plan ahead)[…]
Like the famous Clash song asks, “Should I stay or should I go?” HomeSurvivalSystems.com is a Sarasota, Florida-based business, and we are preparing ourselves for Irma in every way we can. We have done what we can to protect our home. We have water, ample food, backup energy systems, backup lighting, hygiene supplies, games/books, and Read more about In Sarasota, FL, Watching Irma and Miami’s Tide Schedule[…]
September 5, 7:05 pm The nation, still reeling from the disastrous flooding left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, is eyeing another menacing hurricane in the Atlantic. Hurricane Irma has steadily morphed into a potentially catastrophic Category 4-5 hurricane, earlier today packing sustained winds of 180 mph and bearing down on the Caribbean Islands, according Read more about Hurricane Irma Threatens Florida[…]
Harvey is pummeling South Texas, leaving thousands stranded and without power. HomeSurvivalSystems.com will be curating additional additional flood-related supplies to our home page to make ordering supplies as quick and easy as possible in the wake of this terrible storm. More information soon, the storm is expected to peak in Houston over the next two days, dwarfing Hurricane Read more about Hurricane Harvey Leaves a Trail of Unprecedented Destruction[…]
From time to time we come across excellent content that we want all our readers and customers to read and share! We were particularly impressed by an article entitled: Prepping 101 – How to Food Prep: 30 days Worth of Food. This is an analysis of food preparation, and is a MUST-READ for anyone interested in home Read more about Excellent article about food preparation from Authorized Boots[…]
CNN reports on the current lack of leadership at FEMA and NOAA. Read article here.
Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration completed their annual analysis of the upcoming hurricane season, predicting as many as 17 named storms. If ever there was a time to prepare your family, now is the time. Food systems Canned food and easy-to-prepare meals are a good start, but taking additional measures is a good Read more about NOAA Predicts “Above-normal” Hurricane Season for 2017[…]
Every now and again, the HSS team runs into interesting articles that deserve to be passed along. Here is just such an article….entitled “11 Effective Ways To Preserve Meat.” This article provides an easy-to-understand, yet comprehensive look at how to manage your meats. It is definitely worth a read!
One of the problems with coaching families on how to design a home survival system is that every family is different. Different priorities, plans, skill-levels, needs, and budgets. We think the single best way to develop a home backup plan is conducting a test: pick a time, and actually try (as a family) living without Read more about Complacency is the Enemy[…]