A frequent contributor to my Youtube channel wrote in from Canada telling me of his experience dealing with the remnants of Hurricane Dorian. He was out of power for 40 hours, no lights, no internet, no TV etc. You know the routine. Shoot you’ve probably been through this yourself, many times.
Ironically, I had just read a Census Bureau report on Emergency Preparedness where something like 90% of Americans have an evacuation vehicle with enough gasoline to get them 50 miles away. Yet, at the same time less than 20% of Americans say they have a generator in which to provide some electricity to the home.
This boggles my mind as I’ve stated time and again if you have a car you HAVE a generator. You just need a few small, and inexpensive, items. Which you can find on my Amazon Shop page here. I also did a video explaining the process and how all the “educating” we’re doing to Americans is leaving them short on common sense.
Finally, I linked to this video which shows you exactly HOW you can use your car battery to have electricity running in your home.
In response, a friend of mine has written a blog post on my website that talks about his experience with Hurricane Sandy. You can read it here. He talks about the basic essentials, security, i.e., owning a firearm, AND a fuel source.
This is why I’ll never live in a place that restricts firearms and natural gas. (Ironically, the places with these restrictions also have the highest property taxes in the nation…thus it’s three strikes against your personal liberty.)
Natural gas is a much more reliable source of fuel than the electrical grid, it seems. I’m actually not sure why. Maybe the underground gas lines vs. the overhead transmission lines for electricity? I don’t know.
I do know there are a TON of smarter folks than me in the energy-generation field who’d probably have some thoughts on that.
Either way, Rob talks about how the natural gas was still running nice and fine during Sandy. But all the natural gas in the world that you can use to heat your home doesn’t mean anything if you can’t actually move that warmed air via a fan. A fan takes electricity to operate. Thus you need to have a way to get your fan working when the electrical grid is down.
Rob talks about that in his post, which I think you’ll find very informative.
Maybe he can even do a video on connecting the wires from the generator to the fan. I’d love to see that myself.