Cover windows with aluminum foil or improvise a fireplace: a tutorial launched in Germany on how to survive without heating

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Germany’s Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) shared a video tutorial on Thursday with advice on how to act in the event of a blackout. With the arrival of the cold, the possibilities of being without electricity and heating are not at all pleasant, so the German authorities have prepared visual instructions for the population on how to troubleshoot so as not to freeze if power outages occur.

The simple tips, such as bundling up, are followed by more elaborate ones, such as covering the windows with aluminum foil to conserve heat at home or improvising a fireplace from pots and candles.

The video was released within the framework of the events that the state of North Rhine-Westphalia prepares for the day of protection against disasters, which will take place this Saturday in the city center of Bonn and provides an extensive educational program with practical exercises for local residents.

La BBK remembered that “a blackout can occur for many different reasons”, be it due to a hurricane, as happened in New Orleans (USA) or others, and “it’s good to be prepared“- just what they want to achieve by organizing a disaster protection day in a region that was hit by severe flooding during the summer.

This Friday the body He launched an information campaign at the national level, entitled ‘Prepared for any eventuality’, and on Monday he left On sale is the book ‘Cooking without electricity’ with the 50 “best recipes” for emergencies, which was promoted by the BBK.

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According to data For the first half of this year, in energy matters, Germany continues to depend mainly on conventional sources, such as coal (27%), natural gas (14%), nuclear energy (12%), among others, which add up to a total 56% of all energy consumption, while renewable energies, especially wind, currently provide 44% of electricity.

Currently all of Europe faces a gas shortage and the consequent increase in prices due to not being able to fill its underground tanks on time.

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