As we get deeper into winter, this wild Hebridean weather can be unpredictable so it’s always good to be prepared in case of a power outage.
These are some key items to have to hand just in case.
It’s worth storing them together in a bag or box and ensuring everyone in your household knows where to find it if needed.
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A simple lighting solution when a power cut situation arises.
Ensure you check the batteries regularly so you don’t get caught out if there is an emergency!
A head torch is useful to keep your hands free when navigating around your house or if you have to venture outside in the dark.
This ‘𝗔𝗻𝗸𝗮𝗮’ 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗰𝗵 is a great budget option that boasts 200 lumens with 3 lighting functions ( Power, Eco and Flash)
2. 𝙏𝙞𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙧 𝙙𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙙 𝙛𝙤𝙤𝙙
Simple, easy to heat food to keep you going while the power is out.
3. 𝘼 𝘾𝙖𝙢𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙎𝙩𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙂𝙖𝙨
Depending how long the power is off, a camping stove is perfect for heating water for a cuppa or cooking up that gourmet emergency food!
The 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗙𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗯𝗼𝗶𝗹 can boil a litre of water in minutes. Make sure you have a spare gas canister too so you don’t get caught out.
4. 𝙁𝙞𝙧𝙨𝙩 𝘼𝙞𝙙 𝙆𝙞𝙩
Every home should have one - if you don’t , we have a compact 𝗘𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗔𝗶𝗱 𝗞𝗶𝘁 to get you started .
Containing all the essentials for common injuries plus a survival blanket and mini
5. 𝘽𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙊𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙇𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙣
A brighter and safer alternative to candles , this 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗽𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻, boasting 300 lumens, throws a powerful light for its size.
6. 𝘼 𝙎𝙡𝙚𝙚𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘽𝙖𝙜
A heavy duty sleeping bag is perfect for keeping cosy if you lose your heating in a blackout - we recommend this 4 season 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝟰𝟱𝟬 𝗠𝘂𝗺𝗺𝘆 𝗦𝗹𝗲𝗲𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝗮𝗴 with a lower limit of -10 degrees to keep you warm all night ( then you can take it camping when the summer comes!)
Let us know your winter power cut essentials below!