Hello all. Im new here. New to prepping but very convinced it is necessary. I live the suburbs of NYC. After Hurricane Sandy, I realized being without power and/or gas for an extended period of time is a reality. I have a generator but I never thought I would not be able to get gas for it. My father has a generator that runs off natural gas from Con Edison which never went down so he was fine but the whole situation made me want to be prepared to have to live off the grid for more than just a few days.
Being new to prepping, with no bug-out location, I think setting a realistic goal for myself of first being able to bug-in for 1 month. After I have enough bug in supplies and the know how to do that, I will continue my prep adventure to perhaps obtain a bug out location, extended supplies and the "live off the land" know how.
My question is... Assuming I have food, water, security and a way to get rid of waste, how would I heat my house to survive off the grid? I was thinking of installing a natural gas generator but what if that went down? If disaster strikes in June or July, I would be fine. If it hits in January, Im screwed. I have a pellet stove but it needs electric to ignite and blow. I do not have a fireplace. I was thinking of installing a wood burning stove or research propane heat or generator with at least a 1 month supply.
Any heating ideas would be helpful.. Thanks.