|Blizzard survival at it's best!! ;)|
HOW PREPARED ARE YOU FOR AN EVENT LIKE THIS??
Sure, our "crisis" only lasted for an hour (It was incredible how quickly the temperature fell in our house in a single hour!), but many of our friends and family in our local area went without power for days!! We were lucky, but we were also prepared in case we were not! The road conditions were too bad to go help people or get to a home with power and heat. Even though my story is a bit ridiculous and hilarious and a funny story to tell now (all my friends love ribbing me for it), they KNOW and RESPECT that I was fully prepared should the situation have been worse for us!
Here are just a handful of the items that we "deployed" quickly for this emergency just to give you some ideas and inspiration for preparing your own home and family for a power outage or natural disaster!
|UVPaqlight Large long lasting glow in the dark mat to conserve|
|Cyalume Light Sticks|
|Grabber All Weather Reflective Blankets|
|16 hour survival candle|
|Goal Zero "Light A Life" LED lantern|
|Headlamp attached to a "frosted" pitcher for|
an improvised lantern!
|My wife diligently filling up any and all containers with water!|
She's a keeper!
|Survival kitchen all set up with MRE's GSI cookset,|
MSR Pocket Rocket stove, fuel canisters, and silicon "squishy
|Cheap mylar blankets taped over all windows and glass doors|
to help keep heat in and cold out!
|Another LED light behind a big water container to amplify|
light! GREAT trick!
|Decorative tea light candles even came in handy!|
|Better shot of the mylar space blankets employed... AFTER|
the lights came back on. ;)
|Front door covered with mylar too!|