How To Survive A Holiday With Load Shedding

We all love holidays and some of us also love to travel when on holiday. Visiting new places, seeing new things, experiencing new adventures, you get the gist.

Going on holiday, unfortunately, means leaving most of the gadgets and goodies which helps us overcome the adventurous nightmares of load shedding, behind. Well, at least some of it anyway. It would be quite a feat to get a spot for your petrol generator along with all the other baggage.

If your holidays consists normally of camping in the bush, away from all the little luxuries of life such as electricity and running water, you do not really have to bother about surviving load shedding. You are already doing it.
These tips are for those who enjoy the luxuries of life even on a holiday.

Tips On Surviving Load Shedding:

  1. Go Solar. Get a portable solar generator. They are environmentally friendly, sustainable, simple to use, affordable and can provide instant portable power to anyone, anywhere. You can also get solar lights which you can charge during daylight and take in at night.
  2. There is also a solar cellphone charger available. You can put it on your dashboard while driving and if there’s no electricity when you arrive at your destination, you can still charge your phone.
  3. Get gas. Buy a camping gas stove. This way you can cook food or boil water even if there’s no electricity.
  4. Battery operated lights. You can get lanterns, torches and other battery operated lights to keep around when the power goes off. It’s less dangerous than using just candles.
  5. Get a head torch or cap. Many of these are available at your local hardware store. You can strap the head torch around your head or get a cap with a fitted light so that you can walk around easily, without trying to make your way in the dark.
  6. Make sure you have car chargers for your cell phone and iPad. This way you can always make sure your phone is charged while driving before you get to your destination and there’s no electricity.
  7. Use empty plastic cool drink bottles, fill them with water and place in a deep freeze. If the power is out for a long time, you can take them out and put them in the fridge or cooler box to keep food cold until the power comes back on. It also will create extra freezing in the deep freeze to keep your meats from thawing.

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