Blackout Bag/Kit 101
Welcome to another episode of the Tech Preps Podcast! Today I’m going to talk about putting together a blackout bag or kit.
A blackout bag is one of the most basic and easy to assemble items that you can have for being prepared. The main purpose is simply to have everything together in one place that you would need to get through a short term power outage. That way you’re not scrambling through the house trying to find a flashlight that has a working battery or candles in the dark.
A basic blackout bag will have the following categories of items:
- Lighting – You need to see things right?
- Communications – You need to hear and be heard.
- Entertainment – No point in being bored in the dark.
- Other – Listen to the episode for all the details!
This should just be a basic “ah crap the power went out” bag for times when you expect the power to come back on quickly and you don’t feel like dragging the generator out of the shed.
Why Is a Blackout Bag Important?
In a nut shell, Murphy’s Law.
No matter where you live, at some point in time you will experience a power outage. Being prepared even for something as small as a three hour power outage from a small storm or a drunk driver that hit a light pole, can mean the diffeence between being bored out of your flipping gourd or dealing with scared children to enjoying a nice time with a good book or playing some board games with the kids.
Listen to the full episode for more ideas and tips for assembling your own blackout bag.
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