There are certain things you need when the power goes out. And a long list of news reporters (plus a very sweet boy broadcasting from his own tv station in Canada) can’t wait to tell you all of them. Batteries. Candles. Flashlights. Generators. Battery powered radios. Car chargers. Water. Even boxed milk. You know the drill. But then there are a few other things– they may not be necessities– but man, they will make your life so much more comfortable during those dark days. Here are 5 things that are keeping us sane. If you don’t have a gas stove, some of these won’t work for you. What keeps you from losing your mind?
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What do you have to keep you sane in a power crisis?
If I could add-quick counterwipes, wet wipes and facial wipes are a godsend when you're conserving water.
I got a Red Cross led flashlight am fm weather band radio that has a solar panel and a hand crank for charging in addition to regular charging ability for 40 bucks at radio shack. It can even charge a cell phone. Didn't need it this time but I'm hanging onto it since it does so much
Old fashioned porno mags. No internet, VHS, or DVD to rely on you should always keep a stash of Big 'Uns kickin around for emergencies.
Best campstove you'll ever find. Burn anything, super efficient and will charge your phone or any other usb device.
Living in Florida I thought I was smart getting a landline bundled with my cable and internet, but then it was pointed out that it comes through the cable, so it still goes out when the power does.
Good caller solar chargers are awesome.... we have one that will power up to a laptop battery. it was less then 75 bucks.
Its easy to set up an emergency kit. seriously and have lots of luxury's in it. and a 5 buck garage sale wall phone thrown in a closet is a nice idea. Hand crank radios, hand crank flashlights.... multiple ways to start fire, can openers. etc. a power inverter that can run off a car lighter is a good idea as well.
If you have a car, I'd also highly recommend one of those converters that you plug into your car charger, and then can plug a three prong regular cord into. You can charge your small electronics in your car--- assuming you don't need to worry about running out of gas.
You know the only problem with the land line phones these days is if you get one of those everything in one packages. Those landlines won't work with the cable out. :(
Weed.. whiskey and batteries. NOTHING is better than a can of cold sweet baked beans and some rolls. Whats scary is.. I know of no one with a wall phone anymore. No one.