Basic Two Person Power Failure Kit
There are many reasons why power failures occur like clockwork each year – blizzards, ice storms, human error, and an overloaded grid. Whether its brownouts due to heat or full-on blackouts due to ice, each year the aging and feeble American power grid leaves millions of people without power for time periods ranging from hours to weeks. We’ve prepared a basic kit that will see you through a power failure of up to 72 hours. Click on the items below directly from this sheet, and the link will take you right to our website, where you can order the goods directly. Quantities listed are for two adults.
Power failures can strike during the dead of winter, leaving you in a critical survival situation. You’ll need some methods of keeping warm:
You’ll need two of these. These amazing little three wick candles provide light as well as heat, and can effectively raise the temperature of small spaces to tolerable levels.
You’ll need two of these. Mylar sleeping bags are designed to reflect and retain up to 90 percent of your body heat, meaning you’ll stay warm even if it’s freezing cold.
These chemically activated heating pads are great for when you bed down at night; stick one of these inside the mylar sleeping bag above, climb in, and stay toasty warm. You’ll need six of these – one per person, per night.
Loss of power means that you need to have a method of generating light to see around your home:
These lights provide up to two hours of ultra bright LED lighting with just 60 seconds of hand cranking, and never need batteries – perfect for an ice storm or blizzard.
When your television and other plug-in devices don’t work during a power failure, you still need to get news and an update on the situation. The best way of doing that is with a hand crank radio:
This little wonder is a shortwave radio with built in NOAA weather alert. It never needs batteries, and is powered via solar power or hand crank. Perfect for keeping you up to speed.
Power failures will often mean that your refrigerated perishable foods will spoil. You need to have an alternate food source:
This sealed bucket contains 60 entrees designed for maximum nutrition. Simply add water and eat!