It really does not matter what the season is, there are always things to do. Make sure your emergency bugout bags are fully stocked and any perishables are within their use by dates. There is nothing worse than needing something, only to find it is over a year past its use by date. This applies to more than food: Medication, antiseptics, first aid kits and batteries. During the winter months dampness can be a destroyer of anything that is not packed away correctly. Every season has its own unique needs for electricity. We try to spend one night a week without using anything electrical. That way we can see any areas we need to improve on, if there is a prolonged power cut.