For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere planning to leave home in your vehicle, when the apocalypse hits, consider taking a portable heater with you. If you’re on foot, this would be impractical, since you should learn how to build a fire with tree branches. A portable heater is relatively inexpensive and – as the name implies – easy to transport. Make certain it’s battery-operated, as there probably won’t be any electrical outlets available.
Portable heaters use mineral mica as the central element to function. Mica is invaluable in the electrical industry because of its chemical and thermal properties, low power loss factor and dielectric strength; meaning it doesn’t need electricity to operate. Remember, the abrupt shift in the Earth’s axes will render power and utility plants useless, so this particular feature is critical. This also means portable heaters aren’t prone to cause fires, even in an enclosed environment, such as an RV. That will give you peace of mind, as you struggle to search for food, water, chocolate and to keep your kids from wandering off. You also won’t have to worry about gathering firewood, which will give you more strength to fend off zombies and any politicians that might survive the upheaval.