Sunday, December 4, 2011

On this Day Last Year

Last year was a little chilly. On this day last year this is what our store looked like:

With a lot of snow, there comes the chance for power outages. Do you have an emergency kit prepped if your power goes out this winter?

Here are a few ideas of some things that could be handy to have in your emergency kit:
  • Car charger for your cell phone.  This particularly comes in handy if the power is out, longer than expected.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Flashlight or Oil Lantern (or both in case any batteries run dead)
  • Bottled Drinking Water.
  • Non-perishable food.
  • Pocket Knife (can be used for slicing up food or for whittling to pass the time)
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Crackers & Cookies in Sealed Containers
  • Treats for your Pets
  • Battery Powered Radio
  • Something to help pass the time, whether it is board games, pen and paper to doodle, etc. Boredom setting in can be very stressful in an already stressful situation.
There are many more things that you could need depending on preference, region (cooler regions will need an extra heat source), etc .  This list is just an idea to help you get started on gathering things for your emergency kit.  We hope you have a safe winter with no power outages, but it is better to be prepared in case of emergencies vs. being caught off guard.

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