What we can do in the in meantime, while we’re spending more time in the great indoors:
1. It can’t hurt to slowly add to your stock of emergency items. Look over your supplies, especially if you haven’t in a year or so. Try to have an assortment of items, and seasonal items. Flashlights, emergency led lights, any type of battery operated light, is good investment. Make sure you have a few lighters and candle lighters as well, these items are cheap at your local/franchise dollarstore. I also finally decided to invest in a few waxless battery operated candles, which has helped me save money. I was reluctant to try them, because I thought the ight wouldn’t be adequate, but I was pleasantly surprised. They give a comforting glow, and they provide an adequate amount of light, similar to a real candle. They are great investment, especially for the winter season, give them a try if your into candles.
Here’s a pic of an amazing incredibly bright LED light gadget. It’s actually a flashlight, sold at a dollarstore near you.
2. Last year, I noticed that we had a few blackouts in less than a week. They didn’t last long though, but they reminded me that I should better prepare for them. The rainy stormy weather is usually what brings them on, but sometimes that’s not the cause. I was told by a co-worker that the heat in their downtown building was out for THREE weeks, coming into the New Year. That’s definitely not the way to start the year, but considering the times we’re in. She’s also pregnant to boot! Going without heat for that long, could be fatal to her and child. This happened downtown where the rent for a small condo is super high! So with that being said, try to prepare for power outages. We’re living in extra strange times, I feel as though we’re being experimented on, like lab mice…I’ll leave it at that.
3. Purchase extra items for leisure, for your “emergency stock” that will help get you through a potential power outage. Pencils, paper, notebooks, pencil crayons, bristol board, stickers crayons, crossword/wordsearch books, board games, books and magazines on topics that you enjoy, a separate portable DVD player (kept plugged in and charged up), dvds, music CD’s. These things are good to have ready on hand in the event that the internet goes down. If you have children, I recommend packing these items in gift bags with tissue, or even a large gift box, to make it fun for children. They will enjoy unwrapping these mystery presents. They will view these items as special, and important, which they are!
That’s all for now. I hope at least one of these tips are useful in some way. See you next post:)
Take Care, Stay safe, and Stay tuned.
Love and Respect,