Homestead Emergency Products

You can hope for the best but prepare for the worst with these durable off-grid innovations ready to reliably take on any homestead crisis.

By Liam Kivirist
Photos by John D. Ivanko Photography
December 2018/January 2019

From wind storms to power grid failures, and collapsed outbuildings to floods, you never know when an emergency will strike your homestead. Whether you're considering how to handle a specific crisis or simply aiming to boost your home's self-reliance, it's important to account for water, shelter, food, power, communication, and transportation.

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas, Nevada, was home to a wide variety of the latest innovations and technologies to help you manage any number of unforeseen calamities. Covered below are some of the most inventive and impressive emergency preparedness technologies I encountered at CES, or tried out at my family's solar-powered homestead. These products can help keep your family safe, hydrated, nourished, and connected in an emergency.

A disaster hitting your home may seem far-fetched, but problems can strike anywhere and anytime. While writing this article, I experienced an 8-hour power outage that plunged my family's homestead into darkness — at least until I got my hands on the Cat S41 smartphone and Bigfoot charger (below). In a real crisis, emergency preparedness technologies like these might become key to keeping your family secure.



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