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#PrepWithPower: Take the Scary out of Storms with Duracell Batteries

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#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.

Be Prepared and Take the Scary out of Storms with Duracell Batteries #Shop

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.

Be Prepared and Take the Scary out of Storms with Duracell Batteries #Shop

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
  • Books
  • Flashlights
  • Glow sticks
  • Deck of cards
  • Board Games
  • Paints and brushes
  • Color projector
  • Water bottles
  • Non perishable snacks

Be Prepared and Take the Scary out of Storms with Duracell Batteries #Shop

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.

Be Prepared and Take the Scary out of Storms with Duracell Batteries #Shop

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.

Be Prepared and Take the Scary out of Storms with Duracell Batteries #Shop

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.

Be Prepared and Take the Scary out of Storms with Duracell Batteries #Shop

Does your family have a storm survival kit? What items do you include?


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  2. We have several survival kits. With all the extreme weather lately, it’s important to be prepared.

  3. Thanks for the reminder. I have to check the flash lights and test the generator.

  4. Dede says:

    I love how you turned something scary into a fun family night. Good job, mama!

  5. These are all great ideas! I love that you made it fun so instead of it being a scary experience they were able to keep their mind off the storm brewing!

  6. Marysa says:

    This is something we really need to do! Duracell is our go-to battery, so fortunately we have those stocked up, but it would be good to have a kit of supplies.

  7. My kids get upset about storms but with their lanterns they feel much better

  8. In California, it’s not the weather but earthquakes we have to prepare for and Duracell batteries are definitely a part of that planning list. We also have lots of canned food on hand to use on our camping stove if needed!

  9. Lena says:

    I so want to try camping with kids indoors. Such a cool idea – with lots of lights

  10. We’ve been having some CRAZY weather here in Minnesota this year. Lots of storms and flooding, and you know what I always think when we are having the storms that being stocked on batteries and flashlights would make me feel so much better.

  11. Stephanie says:

    Staying prepared is so important! All three of my kids are still scared of the dark, so that projector and glow pet would be a great addition to our own kit! Adding some Duracell batteries would also ease my mind that those items would work when we need them! Thanks for sharing! #client

  12. We don’t have a survival kit ready, but we really should. The last time the lights went out at our house, I was walking around blind until I located a flashlight!

  13. diane says:

    We get a ton of harsh storms here in the hot southern summer. I always make sure we have batteries in the house!

  14. Raijean says:

    Yes, I need to stock up on these… You just never know.

  15. Jenna Wood says:

    It’s really great that you have such an amazing system to keep kids engage and focused during a power outage. They can last days in our area and the last thing mom needs to stress her out while figuring our frozen foods and supplies is a scared child. Duracell saves the day!

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