How to Set Up Water and Energy Security for a Long-Term Power Outage

When the power goes out, do you have a plan to provide water and light, and keep your food cold? While most people depend on a gas generator to supply power during an outage, that isn’t your only option. Rob Avis shares several backup systems for providing water, light, and refrigeration on your property – whether you are on the grid or off.

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