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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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Jerrod

Monday 29th of September 2014

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Ellen Christian

Tuesday 15th of July 2014

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

Still Blonde after all these YEARS

Tuesday 15th of July 2014

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

Dede

Monday 14th of July 2014

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

Ann Marie DelFavero

Monday 14th of July 2014

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!

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