Heating during a crisis
When we’re cold, our ability to think and move is impaired. It is therefore important to keep warm in a crisis. Make a plan to keep you and your home warm if the electricity goes out.
If it gets cold at home:
- Seal floors, doors and windows.
- Dress in layers.
- Use alternative heating sources, such as a wood stove, fireplace or candles.
- Gather in one room, hang blankets over the windows and cover the floor with rugs.
Good to have at home to keep warm:
- woollen garments
- warm and sturdy outerwear
- hats, mittens, scarves
- sleeping pad
- sleeping bags
- alternative heating source, e.g., gas or kerosene heaters.
- Open windows and ventilate rooms occasionally. Fires consume a lot of oxygen.
- Do not leave a stove or candles light while sleeping.
- Be careful handling fuel and open flames indoors.
- Keep candles far away from combustible materials, such as curtains.
- Place tealights in a fireproof candle holder.
- Use a portable or camp stove away from cupboards and kitchen fans.