The 72 Hour Power Outage and How to Prepare for One

damaged power lines after storm

Far and away, the most common form of severe survival situation most will people face is the temporary power outage.

For purposes of this article, “temporary” means more than a few hours and up to four days.

That type of emergency moves you past the “Damn, there is no Netflix or Snapchat” phase but to not the “get a hotel room” or “enact the doomsday survival master plan phase.”

It also is the most common type of survival situation across the country – a situation where the power goes down, but getting it restored will take more than flicking a switch at a power station or clearing a few branches off the power lines.

To see what you should have at the ready for this type of survival situation, check out the next page.

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