When I was a kid, I really liked it when the power went out. My family would all gather in the living room. We’d wrap up in blankets, light some candles and a kerosene lamp, and wait it out together. Of course, we would all complain, but it was nice to have a few moments (even hours) of silence. By silence I mean, no TVs, no computers, no other machines whirring in the background. Sometimes, my parents and grandma would tell us stories about when they were kids, or sometimes we would just talk about our lives. Of course, our blackouts were never serious and only accompanied a thunder storm. They’d be over by the next day at the latest. However, a severe power outage (lasting a few days or even weeks) is going to be a lot scarier. There’s usually no way to know when they’re going to happen, so it’s best to be prepared at all times for them. This post by Tip Garden will definitely help get you prepared! Here are things you should always have in case of emergency:
Water (at LEAST 1 gallon per day per person)
Fuel for cooking, driving, and generator.
Food- canned and dried dinners
Ice to keep food from spoiling
Non-electric (hand crank) gadgets (radio, phone charger, fan, flashlights, etc)
Communication Emergency plan for family
Misc. Hygiene Necesseties
Fun activities- books, cards, board games, crafts, and journals will go a long way.
Photo Credit: Grant Wickes