Now is the time to get your lights and communications preps in place. After all, there is nothing worse than sitting in the dark, listening to yourself breathing and wishing you had at least a candle and some way of finding out what was going on.
In some places, even a small storm is often enough to cause the power to go out. If this happens, you could be sitting in the dark for hours, moving around your home cautiously from wall, to counter, to piece of furniture, hoping you don't smash your shin against the coffee table.
If the power outage is caused by a natural disaster, you could be without power for weeks...just ask the folks who suffered in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
You will find that most survival radios also include some kind of flashlight, and many of these are wind-up so that you don't have to worry about dead batteries.
One of the best ways to find out what's going on in a power outage situation is through some type of radio. With a radio you can find out if help or rescue efforts are taking place, how wide-spread is the disaster, and other helpful information. They say information is power – so it’s vital to keep informed with your radio.
So rather than sitting in the dark or stumbling around and risking painful shins, get some emergency lights in place. Plug in a couple of the Blackout Buddy lights, and have a wind up light next to each bed.
Even better get one of those survival radios with a light and even the ability to charge your cellphone. You won't be sorry.
If you don’t know what’s going on around you, it’s easy to make a wrong decision which could jeopardize your families lives. A simple radio and light combined, will feel like a good buddy in a tight situation.
What are you going to do when the lights go out?
Preppers ask themselves and each other this question on a daily basis, and rightfully so. When people talk about staying in business, they say, “We gotta keep the lights on.” When the power grid goes down, we say, “The lights are out.” There’s a reason that we associate power so much with light.
If we can’t make light, we can only move around and be productive during the day, and that’s just not a feasible solution for most people.
What happens if your water pump goes out at night? What happens if you run out of gas at night and have to walk to a station?
Well, if you don’t have a flashlight, maybe you call for help, but what if your phone’s dead or you’re in a place that doesn’t have any service? ReadyStore has the lighting and communications solutions you’ll need in an emergency situation.
If your car’s broken down on the side of the road on a dark night, you’ll want to make sure that anyone who happens along can see you. ReadyStore sells 12-packs of light sticks, so you can place them around your vehicle like flares in this situation. Even if someone driving along doesn’t stop to help you, they’ll be able to avoid hitting you if they can see you.
In the case of a power outage, ReadyStore has a variety of hand-cranked radios and lanterns that you can use to stay up to date on what’s happening outside your door and to see your way around in the dark.
They also have rechargeable LED lights and survival whistles that can help you signal for help if you’re alone outdoors. With just a little bit of preparation, you can avoid a real emergency when disaster happens.