Preparing for a Power Outage Like a Boss

 

When you’re four hours into a Netflix binge and the power goes out for 15 minutes, it’s a minor freak-out. If you’ve got solar power with a battery backup system, you may not even need to get up. But if the power’s out for hours or days, it can be a different story.

You may remember to put a flashlight in the kitchen drawer when preparing for a power outage, but there’s actually a lot more that needs to be done if you expect (or don’t expect) to be in the dark for a while. In this case, your reliance on technology is quickly put to the test. The good news? The extent of that test can vary along with your dependence on the grid.

This article originally appeared on The Daily Peak, a smart living blog run by SolarCity.

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