A: There are a number of emergency and portable heating solutions that do not require grid-tied electricity or natural gas. The easiest room-warmer is a portable propane heater. You’ll also want to own a 0-20 degree sleeping bag for each member of the family. Ideally, you’ll want a ultralight hiking-quality sleeping bag for each member of the family, so they can be used in an emergency at home and also are small and light enough to fit in a bug-out backpack.
If things get really bad and you need to be on to go in a covert manner, it helps to know how to build a smokeless fire to keep warm. We’ll show you how to do that and more.