Five on Friday: Power Outage Supplies

Since we recently had a massive power outage due to some crazy storms in Michigan, I figured I would share some must haves to get you through a black out. I wish I would have had some of these during our blackout; thank goodness our power was only out for 24 hours.

1. Sleeping Bag ($99.95)

When the power is out, it can get really cold in the house. To stay warm and actually get some sleep, a sleeping bag is the way to go.

2. Flashlights ($8.99)

This sounds obvious, but I realized that we don’t have any flashlights around the house. I ended up using the light from my phone which drains the battery. These are cute and come in a four-pack so we can keep them around.

3. LED Wireless Lantern ($28.46)

I was contemplating purchasing an oil lamp because we used to have them around the house when I was younger, but this LED lantern seems like the better choice. If I had one for each floor, I think that would make a HUGE difference during the next blackout.

4. Ambient Weather WR-089 Weather Band ($20.99)

This seems like a no-brainer for a blackout, It is a portable radio, flashlight, 5-way charger all in one. You can charge it from an adapter or using its solar panel, which is AWESOME! This just seems like a good thing to have in your house and car at all times.

5. Board Games

We have very few board games at our house, which makes for a boring blackout. I started looking for some games that we could play during a blackout with just two people. My tops picks include Scrabble, Battleship, Jenga, Operation, Chess/Checkers/Backgammon set, Connect 4, and Chinese Checkers.

What items do you have tucked away for a power outage?

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  1. Love the board games – should have put that on my list!

    – Greta
    http://www.mintyfrosting.com/2017/02/20/lessons-i-learned-during-a-power-outage/

  2. That LED wireless lantern looks interesting. I have a few regular (non-oil / battery-powered) lanterns around.

    I actually lost power for about 3 hours that Sunday – I’m guessing DTE was trying to fix the surrounding areas – but otherwise was very lucky.
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  3. Great suggestions. We have several flashlights in our linen closet just in case we lose power. Love the idea of having a game like Jenga handy too. Gotta make th ebest of it.

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