Family blackout survival kitIn light of Hurricane Sandy, I think a lot more of us are thinking about preparedness and safety precautions our families. Not that it’s such a fun thing to think about. But when I saw this kit created for blackouts, I liked the balance of straightforward approach without too much gloom and doom.

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The Family Blackout Kit
comes packed in a sturdy child-size hiking backpack marked Survival Kit
(which I admit, still makes me go eek). What’s inside is super smart
though: flashlights, a lantern, waterproof matches, candles, bright sticks, and
some first-aid essentials. However, what differentiates this kit is the
inclusion of four hand/body warmers and four Mylar emergency sleeping bags, should you lose heat in the cold months.

Obviously, it’s the kind
of thing you buy and hope you’ll never need. The big trick, however,
will be keeping the kids out of the bag to steal the deck of playing
cards. If the lights go out, you’ll definitely want those. –Liz

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