If you live in an area with severe winters, it’s just as important to prepare for winter season as it is for people along the southern coast to prepare for hurricane season. This guide covers the extra steps to take on top of your normal prepping foundation, including winterizing your home, winter emergency car kits, winterizing your bug out bag, and proper extreme cold clothing.
Unfortunately, climate change is making winter and winter storms even worse, with more severe, frequent, and unpredictable events occurring in a wider range of places. Before long, people in northern Texas might need to carry tire chains because of polar vortexes that slingshot Arctic air down into the mainland.
Nasty winter weather can happen as early as September in some parts of the U.S., but winter formally starts on December 21. So if you live in an area where winter is a risk, try doing your annual preparedness review when the leaves start to fall.