Planning and Preparing for Winter

Did you notice the power-grid failure during the recent Monday Night Football extravaganza in San Francisco? Well, the self-described environmentalists and their extremist regulations have led to America’s precarious electrical infrastructure. The reality is we’re just a major snowstorm away from failing power grids in major population centers throughout the country. I have a prediction: […]

Fuel Storage

A few years back, certain large regions of the Southeast United States suffered from a significant gas shortage that lasted almost six weeks. I was prepared – I had a  100-gallon spare gas tank on my truck that was disguised as a large tool kit.   Frankly, it was awesome driving by all those frustrated motorists […]

Backup Home Heating Systems

Most people aren’t fully prepared to weather a winter power outage in their home for more than a few hours.   Any winter outage that lasts more than a day forces evacuations to urban shelters (not safe), hotels (expensive), or unaffected family and friends’ houses (inconvenient).

Planning and Preparing for Winter

  If this year’s freaky weather goes into overtime this winter, it could get ugly for those who expect their electricity to work. Unfortunately, like much of America’s basic infrastructure, many high-volume regional power grids are little better than working antiques, just waiting to fail big-time. Decades of overzealous regulation, out-of-control regulation and other political […]

Lower Home Energy Bills

Beyond the Thermostat — Ways to Save More on Cooling Costs   By Don Vandervort Heating and cooling systems typically are responsible for the greatest portion of home energy bills. Here are ways to stay comfortable and still save money… Create more zones. Homes with heating and cooling “zones,” where one part of the house […]

Get Ready for Winter

Get Ready for Winter The US government (federal, state, and city) is currently spending less than half of what is needed for infrastructure maintenance and upgrade. http://www.planorperish.com/?p=1878 Every single day, thousands of Americans go without basic utilities such as electricity, gas, or water.  The United States is losing their infrastructure due to neglect. Get ready […]

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