It turns out that the United States isn’t as safe as most people tend to think, particularly when it comes to the national power grid. It’s a fact that the grid has its flaws and America is behind a number of other countries as far as protecting the grid is concerned. That’s why it’s important to be prepared. It’s also a fact that we have a lot of work to do to protect our power grid from EMP Attacks and other disasters that could compromise our power supply.

The government is aware of the problem, but as we’ve seen with natural disasters like Katrina and Sandy, the government is very slow to respond to outside threats. Going completely off-grid has become a goal for many Americans, but it’s not cheap; starting with a 600 watt Wind Turbine and gradually adding more to your personal power supply is a good idea to build something that’s financially viable.

Solar panels have also become much more portable and cost-efficient and you can power your devices and even charge larger power packs with a solar panel on hand. By having a few of these in your emergency supplies, if the grid were to go down, you wouldn’t be left completely without power.

Essentially, you’ll want to build your own “power grid” using solar panels, wind turbines, or a combination of the two. There are also other sources of power you can consider as well. Try going through our Power Shortage Challenge to ensure that you and your family are ready for any electricity-related disaster.