Power Outage Tips from Powered by Mom
I’ve been hearing about people all over the US and Canada who’ve had power outages some for days at a time. We were lucky our last power outage which was just about a week ago only lasted for six hours. This got me thinking though that we could all share our power outage tips and ideas on how to be prepared and survive power outages.
One thing we always have in our house in case of a power outage is a phone that is not cordless. This phone doesn’t require power but can be plugged directly into the phone line. It does need to be plugged into an electrical outlet. The last power outage we had we plugged in one of my daughter’s old phones. It was a Princess phone and thankfully it worked. We used this to call people instead of our cell phones so it did not waste our phone batteries.
We have also used a Mickey Mouse phone and Batman phone during a power outage in the past.
My hubby also just this week found these awesome night lights/flashlights. They stay plugged into the wall and get used as a night light. They can also be used as a flashlight. Hubby picked them up from Costco in a package of 3. We put them in hallways, so they will glow even if the power is out. I’ll try and take a picture of one and post it later.
We always have the following on hand too:
- Matches and camping lighters
- Flashlights with spare batteries
- Camping stove
- Camping kettle and fry pans
- Wood burning fireplace
- Dried goods that only require water and a camping stove to cook. Ichiban soups are great for this!
- Camping coolers to store food from fridge and we keep ice packs in the freezer
Our bbq is hooked up directly to our gas line so we can cook on that. Those are some of the things we do and it’s always helped. But the again, we’ve also been lucky to have never gone more than a day without power.
Do you have any backup supplies and a plan of action in case your power goes out? Feel free to share below!