The kids are grown, now what?: Are You Prepared? #PoweringSafety Twitter Party

Monday, September 22, 2014

Are You Prepared? #PoweringSafety Twitter Party

This post has been sponsored by Energizer and The Motherhood. All thoughts and opinions are mine.
#PowerSafety Twitter Party 9-23-14
2013 Blizzard

October 2013 South Dakota was hit with one of the worst blizzards in recorded history. We received approximately 36 inches of snow at my house which translated into drifts between 5 feet and 10 feet high. We lost power about 30 minutes into the blizzard. Everything in my house runs on electricity and I was NOT prepared for this. I had one Energizer headlamp and a few candles. I had no non-perishable food. Luckily our access to water was not affected. 

This year is going to be different. September is National Preparedness Month and I WILL be prepared for our next major storm! Ryan and I will not starve during the next blizzard! I purchased a camp stove that runs on LP Gas and is safe to use indoors. I have plenty of non-perishable foods. Our medications are in zipper bags and ready to grab should we ever need to evacuate. I have bottled water in the apartment AND in the car. Yes, you read that correctly. It's important to get your car ready as well. I have a bag in the car that holds water, emergency food, an emergency blanket, a first aid kit and a tool that will smash the windows and cut the seat belts. I will be adding a folding shovel, a warm blanket, kitty litter, candy bars and another Energizer flashlight to our winter kit.

I went to Target this weekend to pick up a few items and to check out the Energizer display so I can plan for my emergency needs this winter.

Energizer at Target

I grabbed a Energizer Lantern that gives you the option of using either AAA or D batteries. Isn't that the coolest thing ever? I ALWAYS have AAA's on hand! The dial glows in the dark and the switch allows me to set the brightness at full or at nightlight level. I am pretty excited about this lantern and this is just ONE of the options that is offered!

I hope you will join me Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM ET for the #PoweringSafety Twitter Party. We will be talking about tips to get ready for any emergency and giving away some awesome prizes! I hope you will join me there!

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