#PrepWithPower: Take the Scary out of Storms with Duracell Batteries
Is your household prepared for the next big storm or power outage? The folks at Duracell Batteries now have batteries that will last up to 10 years in storage. That’s a a lot of great power to help your family weather the storms that come your way.
Storms and power outages can be scary for younger family members. Although the Northeast does not typically get tornadoes, we had one touch down not far from our town a few years ago. My husband was on a business trip so I was in charge of keeping the kids calm in our basement as we weathered the storm.
This situation made me realize that I needed to create a family storm kit to be better prepared for power outages and keeping the kids occupied instead of scared. I headed to Walmart to pick up some items we needed. Duracell batteries were at the top of my list. The “Battery Center” at Walmart was easy to find with tons of Duracell batteries to choose from. I’ve really grown up with the “copper top” battery. They have always been super long lasting and reliable.
Recently, we did lose power during a heavy storm. Before the storm hit, I kept an eye on the weather report so I knew what to expect. I had my family storm kit and “survival plan” ready to go.
- Lattern with fresh Duracell batteries
- Sheets for basement tent setup
- Stuffed animals and dolls
- Glow sticks
- Deck of cards
- Board Games
- Paints and brushes
- Color projector
- Water bottles
- Non perishable snacks
When the power went out, the kids were so excited that I had a plan in place. First, I grabbed our trusty camping lantern with fresh Duracell Batteries. My daughter grabbed her glow pillow and insisted I give her fresh batteries as well. We went down to the basement where I already had the sheets set up as a tent. The kids were so excited to crawl inside and start playing.
My big surprise was a new color projector I picked up at Walmart. It created a light show of colored stars inside our tent. Even through the thunder and another tornado warning, the kids stayed calm and entertained in our family “survival” tent. When power was restored, the kids wanted to turn the lights back off so we could continue to play in the dark.
So, we weathered the storm with lots of fun. Now, the only problem is the mess we left behind. I wish there was a robot powered by Duracell Batteries too help clean up. I’m sure the folks at Duracell are working on this, right? LOL! Keep up with other great posts and tweets by following the #PrepWithPower and #CollectiveBias hashtags.
Does your family have a storm survival kit? What items do you include?