Tips and experiences related to emergency preparedness
My family and I recently experienced an extended power outage due to a windstorm with gusts over 100 mph. We were well prepared and endured the outage comfortably. Still, I learned a few things I can do to improve my emergency preparedness.
We are well stocked with flashlights and I have a outdoor propane lantern that cranks out the light. Of course I couldn't use the propane lantern in the house and the flashlights aren't group friendly. What I wanted but didn't have is an indoor lantern bright enough to light a large area for meals or playing boardgames.
We have a propane grill in the backyard. I cooked our meals on the gas grill. It worked - but it was an uncomfortable challenge to cook on a gas grill in high winds. Again, I found myself wanting a portable stove that is safe for indoor use.
Here are two products I'm leaning toward purchasing:
GASONE Portable Gas Stove. It's currently listed on Amazon.com for $21.75. It burns butane and is described as safe for indoor use. The price is right for my budget and it has received a significant number of favorable reviews.
Rayovac SE3DLN Sportsman Xtreme 300-Lumen LED Lantern. It's currently listed on Amazon.com for $18.99. Again, priced right for the budget and a significant number of favorable reviews.