Various back up ideas to our everyday utilities – don’t be without when they are interrupted
Backing up back ups ( Belt and Braces)
Just a few points to ponder about your preps, If we rely on mains utilities etc we overly expose ourselves to unnecessary risk, We can mitigate against this with assorted back ups ( budget and circumstances permitting)
So first and foremost our domestic utilities even in first world nations they can be very vulnerable.
So can you back them up.
Central Heating, Back up Wood Burning Stove and (or Wood / Coal Combo) / or Bottled Gas Fire.
Domestic Water Supply, Back up Berkfield / Berky Filter and or Stored water / Water Catchment System/ Domestic Well or Borehole / Pool. / Extra tanks in Attic.
Mains Connected Toilet, Back up Portable Camping Toilet plus bio chemicals/ Soak Away Hole in garden.
Mains Lighting, Back up 12vdc LED lighting ( battery powered) and or Candle and Lantern
Refrigeration Back up 12vdc / Propane Fridge Combo , Root veg Cellar, Water Immersion.
Domestic land line phone, Back up Cell phone and or Ham / CB radio (Battery / PV powered)
Authority Trash Collection Back Up Garden Incinerator and Compost Bin / Waste fed food critters
Motor Vehicle, Back up Motorcycle or Quad and or Bicycle with endless chain and puncture proof tyres (Skidoo in the cold zone, Boat in wet zones)