There’s almost no part of our daily lives that isn’t somehow connected to energy. Whether it’s the cars we take to work or the grocery store, the phones we can’t stop using or the homes we spend most of our time in, energy is all around us and we wouldn’t know what to do without it. Unfortunately, many people have to find out the hard way. Just about every year in recent memory has involved some kind of natural disaster that left people without the many modern amenities we all take for granted.
This is why it’s so important to have other options when it comes to energy. Whether it’s storing extra lithium batteries or generators for things like 28 volt power supplies, the recent past should teach us that we don’t want to risk being left in the dark.
Fortunately, this is easier to do than ever before. The modern world is full of options for keeping spare energy around for when times get really tough. Generators, for example, are more affordable and convenient than most of us understand. If a natural disaster takes electricity from our home, a diesel generator can get it back up and running for the foreseeable future. Even those batteries can power a number of tools that can make all the difference.
It’s always a good idea to be optimistic, but don’t fool yourself into thinking a disaster couldn’t change your world immediately. Keep spare power so when the worst happens, you’ll be ready.