Five Important Items You Need in a Blackout

Life by its very nature has always been unpredictable. That is what makes it fun after all. For one reason or another, the times that we are living in seem to be particularly uncertain. I know some will say that time gone by have been worse but it’s all relative. With all the recent talk about possible energy rationing, you can’t go wrong being prepared for such an eventuality.

We have put a list of 5 important items that you need in a blackout that you should consider keeping in your home. These items would also be useful to have in any case so acquiring would be a good idea whether we end up experiencing blackouts this winter or not.

Rechargeable Lights

Five Important Items You Need in a Blackout - rechargeable lights

These lights come as a pair and are great value for money that will help you of the lights go out. They are rechargeable so make sure you keep them charged up to avoid any unnecessary disappointment when you might need them. Small and easy to leave on a table.

LED Torch

Five Important Items You Need in a Blackout - LED torch

Here we have another rechargeable light source. This one is a little brighter and easier to hold in your hand so would be useful to have in addition to the free standing lights


Five Important Items You Need in a Blackout - batteries

Batteries, batteries, batteries. You can never have too many batteries when in comes to being prepared for an emergency. Make sure you stock up on these. Although it would be a better idea to get a hold of rechargeable batteries if you can.

Fleece Blanket

Five Important Items You Need in a Blackout - fleece blanket

It’s not just the lights that will go out, we may lose out on heating as well. In that case, this snuggly little number will do well to keep you warm for a few hours. You may even decide to use this in any case to try and help you keep that gas bill down

First Aid Kit

Five Important Items You Need in a Blackout - first aid kit

In the unfortunate event that the lights go out and you fall over before you get to one of your torch lights, then this first aid kit might just come in handy. Of course this can be useful to have around in any case.

In addition to these five important items you need in a blackout, one more vital thing you might want to add is an energy source. This list was compiled with a small budget in mind so all of the items found here are less than £20. However, giving the general direction of travel for the world these days, there is one more item we would want to recommend having, not only for the scenario of a blackout, but in the interest of more efficient energy management for your home.

Depending on how far your budget can stretch, you might want to consider getting a solar panel kit. Something simple to start with that wouldn’t necessarily require the help of an electrician but can provide you with an easy opportunity to enter the world of living independently. It’s likely only a matter of a few years before most of us will have to incorporate some form of renewable energy in our homes.

This solar panel kit should help provide some much needed power to get your rechargeable items charged up. Yes, we may not get much sunshine in the UK but these panels should still get enough power through the cloud cover to keep you lights charged up.

We hope that the winter is not as harsh as some predict and that the rise in the energy prices don’t leave too many of us too cold but hopefully this list of Five Important Items You Need in a Blackout will be of some help.

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