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July 24, 2022
Winters in the US are harsh and can be life-threatening. Whether you are at home, traveling, or stuck outside the home, blizzards and winter storms pose many threats to your safety. Nearly 90% of the United States experiences extreme conditions and even in the more temperate regions like Florida, blizzards pose a threat.
One of the major disadvantages of a blizzard is losing power. While there are several safety precautions that can be taken without the use of electricity, most modern solutions and fixes are electronics-based. Therefore, a portable charging station can be quite valuable to support you through a snow storm. Power charging stations can be kept with you while traveling, stored in the trunk of your car, or neatly tucked away in your house in case of an emergency such as extreme weather. You would definitely be better off if you took your portable charging station for camping as it can be used in many instances. In this blog, we will go over 7 ways portable power stations can help you survive a snow storm.
A portable heater is the first thing that comes to mind when you’re trying to prepare for extremely cold weather. Losing power while indoors can limit options such as lighting a fire, so electric heaters are a top choice. Similarly, if you’re stuck in your car due to snow or slippery roads, draining fuel from the car by keeping the heat on is a bad idea, especially since it can also lead to carbon monoxide poisoning I the exhaust gets clogged with snow.
Power stations can support portable heaters from 5 hours to 50 hours depending on their battery capacity, and can help you get through the toughest periods if used wisely. If you are stuck camping in bad weather, it is a good option to keep electric heated blankets and a power station in a tent with you, as you can’t rely on a bonfire during a blizzard.
Winters are usually darker than summers, and the nights are longer, so you need the extra light. It is also possible you might need LED lights to clear a path if you are stuck outdoors.
In such situations, camping charger stations really shine (pun intended)! The best portable power stations come with many extra features, the most common being LED lights. These LED lights are designed to drain as little battery as possible, so you can keep powering your electronics with the portable charging station while also using them as a light source.
Smartphones are an essential gadget in this day and age. They can help you stay in contact, provide GPS, and keep you busy when you have nothing to do. During emergencies, it is critical to stay in contact with your family, and with the authorities so that you and reach out for help if you need to.
Modern portable battery generators have dedicated USB-A and USB-C slots to charge your phones while you plug in other electronics simultaneously.
Usually, in a power blackout and snow storm, you would conserve your smartphone’s energy for important communication. With a portable power station, you do not need to do that as it can charge your phone multiple times while you watch movies and play games on it to pass the time. Portable charging stations can also power your televisions, gaming consoles, and projectors. That means you can make plans for movies, or play games for hours and you don’t have to skimp out on your entertainment while the power is out.
One of the risks during blizzards is being caught out in the snow. The roads can get too dangerous to drive on, visibility can reduce greatly, or simply, too much snow can block the roads. In such situations, having an emergency power station is great. You can turn your car off to conserve fuel and use portable heaters or heating blankets that you plug into the power station. You can charge your smartphone conveniently, and use the flashlight feature in case you need to.
This is perhaps the most useful function of carrying a portable charging station with you in your car. Depending on the wattage of the power station, you can jumpstart your car directly as car batteries tend to suffer in the extreme cold. If the jumpstart option isn’t available, any power station can still charge up your car battery in a matter of hours and have you back on the road once the weather is clear.
Emergency power stations are designed with the users’ needs in mind. For example, Dawad GoWatts 700 has 5 lighting modes that serve different purposes. One of the lighting modes is a blinking light to indicate that you need help. This feature in a camping charger station can be a lifesaver if you are trapped outside and cannot contact anyone. Emergency help services can spot your liking light signal to track you and provide support.
There are many uses for portable power stations to aid you during a snow storm and not only enable you to survive it but also enjoy your time whether you are at your house without power, stuck in your car or stranded while camping. GoWatts 700 is an optimal choice for a portable power station, as it is the lightest and smallest power station in the 700 W category. It has nearly zero parasitic drain which means that once you charge and store it, it won’t lose all of its power by the next time you need it. Consider getting the GoWatts 700 to prepare for extreme weather and never run out of power!