Many of us have already seen the coming of winter and the extremes of mother nature. Some this last summer were forced to evacuate due to wildfires, others due to flooding in the spring. With those various issues that you can have in your area, and with the coming winter, where are you at in your emergency power prep's? Can you bug out and provide power to your mobile devices such as radios, phones, GPS and such with portable power of some form? If you are bugging in, do you have a generator and have you powered up your house to see where the holes in your plan are? Do you have a whole house system that can keep all essentials running including the well to keep pumping your water? If you have a portable gennie, due you have enough cordage, distribution boxes and such to extend power to where you need it? Have you serviced it for the coming winter? Do you have solar, wind, hydro in your plans and if not, what are you doing to get where you want to be in that regards? Many have portable solar set-ups to continue to power small devices like phones, radios, pads and laptops... have you implemented those tools? Have you checked all of your emergency lighting, flashlights, lanterns and such to ensure they are serviceable and that the batteries are fresh? Do you have your lighting tools in strategic areas so you do not have to grapple in the dark to find them? Do you have plenty of spare fuel for the lanterns to last for an extended duration? I came home tonight with high winds, heavy rain and power out. I put my plan into action and as usual, found another thing or two I could do better........ How is your plan and are you ready...if not, what are you doing about it!?