Heat and humidity are definitely concrete signs that summer is definitely here. Another sign of summer is power outages. Whether it be a "brown out" or a full-fledged power outage, are you prepared?
Here are some tips to help you survive:
Flashlights and extra batteries are a must. Battery-powered lanterns and touch lights are no fuss, and far safer than candles. Pets get easily spooked during power outages, so candles are something I prefer to steer clear of. The last thing you need if Fluffy jumping up and knocking over a candle, or Fido tipping one over with his tail.
Invest in a large, water-proof container. Some things to put in, just in case:
- Bottled water
- First Aid Kit
- A quality all-in-one multi-tool (with pliers, screwdriver, scissors, etc.)
- Utility knife
- Duct tape
- Long-snout butane lighter (for pilot lights).
- Deck of cards to keep the kids (and the grown ups!) busy