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This year winter seems to have crept up on us. One minute we were enjoying the summer sunshine and warm days and now we’re starting to wrap up in hats, scarves and coats. Depending on where you live you might need to prepare for winter in ways that others might not so here are some ideas for things you might look to do:
Emergency food supply
This year more and more people seem to be taking a different approach when it comes to their food shopping. Sadly, supermarkets have been left with shelves bare and people not being able to get what they need. This is due to people going crazy and overbuying things when they don’t really need to. However, it is a good idea to have a small supply of emergency food and drink products in case of a bad winter. Be sure to have some bottled water available as well as long lasting products such as pasta or rice.
Prepare for snow
Winter can be a really hard season to get through, especially if you live in an area that doesn’t cope well with snow. A lot of us will remember the Beast from the East not too long ago and a lot of things came to an absolute standstill. Especially if you live in a remote area you might want to stock up on salt in case the snow is bad this year and you can find buildings to store it in from https://calhounsuperstructure.com/industries/salt-sand/.
Give equipment a once over
You don’t want to head into winter without knowing that all of your equipment and machinery is in good working order. This might be anything from your outside lights, to garden equipment to checking your water and heating are all working well. Doing this with plenty of time to spare will make it so you can get any tools that you need or any replacement parts such as best pressure sensors or batteries etc.
Get an indoor hobby
Having been snowed in when I lived in Toronto I know first hand that you really need to have something to do at home. There are so many different hobbies that you could take up from reading, to puzzles to being really creative and making something. Maybe you’d like to invest in the best laser marking machine for metal and learn how to engrave things. Whatever you decide to do, it will definitely take your mind off of the weather outside.
Do you have any tips for coping with particularly rough winters?