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We’ve been experiencing a lot of thunderstorm warnings lately and I thought it would be the perfect time of year to create a safety bag for use during power outages.
When we get a thunderstorm warning followed by heavy wind and rain, the power usually goes out for a while.
When this happens during the day we just keep busy doing normal activities, but at night the entire house and the streets are dark.
It can get a little spooky for the kids, so instead of just the typical items you’d find in a safety bag, I also included some fun things to keep my kids busy during power outages.
I went to Walmart to grab some batteries, and stopped in the party aisle to pick up some glow sticks.
After Googling games to play in the dark, I thought glow in the dark tic-tac-toe, volleyball or ring toss would be fun. I also picked up a mini Simon Says game which of course has light up buttons.
Another great idea I found from Googling was to have back up light sources. I was thinking candles, but I truly don’t want my kids carrying candles around the house to go to the bathroom.
That’s when I found an article that recommended solar powered/ battery powered landscape lights.
These are just $0.98 at Walmart so I grabbed one for each person in our home plus a few extra for when family is over.
There were so many resources and various types of safety bags on Google that I got a little overwhelmed.
But what I found to be consistent was to have lot’s of batteries to power things you’d need in an emergency.
Of course, you’ll want to have your Duracell Coppertops (print this coupon), but don’t forget a mobile device backup battery too.
I intend to build onto our kit over time and create a designated place in our home for our safety kit.
Once I have it completely put together I’ll come back with an update post showing you how I organize and store it.