8 pieces of tech to help you survive the next blizzard
For those of you situated in the Northeast corner of the United States, this is probably something you wish would’ve existed prior to this weekend’s massive snowstorm that hit the Interstate 95 corridor between Washington, D.C., and just north of New York City. Hell, I wish I would’ve thought to put this article together prior to the Big Dig that ensued on Sunday and into Monday. It would’ve come in handy for sure.
Better late than never though, right?
In a way, having the sort of retrospect that I do now—having survived the Blizzard of 2016—might even give me a bit of a leg up here. Some firsthand experience. I’m a bit of a, how do you say, “weather-tech expert” at this point.
Aside from my hands-on research, I did do a little digging around the interwebs and came across some solid advice for life hacks and shoveling hacks that you should bookmark somewhere for future reference. But most of these don’t really get at the heart of what I’m trying to accomplish here.
So, without further ado, here are the eight pieces of technology that you should be aware of the next time you’re about to get buried under a few feet of snow:
Prior to ever stepping foot outside and lifting a shovel, the snowstorm had to happen. And with weather conditions like we experienced this past weekend—whiteout-level snow, high winds, icy roads—you’re not going anywhere anytime soon. So, first thing’s first in a situation like this: you need to be entertained. Netflix and a TV can only take you so far (many thanks to the Making A Murder crew for helping kill a good 10 hours). That’s where the PS4, or your gaming system of choice, comes into play. Even in short bursts, a game of Madden can help you knock out anywhere from a half-hour to an hour. It’s a nice change of pace and something to help you get your mind working—or at least distract you from the thought of the excruciating amount of manual labor you’re about to encounter.