Monday, February 3, 2014
HERE WE SNOW AGAIN!
ITS GOOD TO BE AN ALARMIST FROM TIME TO TIME:
I've talked about my battery operated candles a million times before, and they are great to have in a power outage…inexpensive and found just about everywhere, my favorites come from Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn.
Water Jugs Galore: The recent scare in West Virginia reminded us how important it is to have fresh water..and plenty of it. We buy several jugs of fresh water whenever we can and store it all over our house. Camping supply stores also sell water preservation kits.
Emergency kits: I think it's wise to have up to date kits in cars and homes…make a date in your day planner or on your smart phone to check them periodically for expiration dates on ointments, etc.
One of my favorite finds this year is the solar powered (and crank operated, in case you can't find sun) radio, flashlight and cell charger in one. LL Bean sold one around the holidays for $30ish and a quick search on amazon found several brands. It's always good to have a radio handy and nowadays to charge up those cellphones is a must. This great little machine does it in a jiffy..again, if you don't have a sunny spot to charge it, simply crank the handle for a quick charge!