8 Ways Anyone Can Prepare for a Power Outage - Little House Living

A few weeks ago we arrived back home from visiting family to find that we had no electricity and no running water. It was about 8 p.m. so it was beginning to get dark and we were a little disorientated anyway from just getting home after a long road trip with the little ones.

Luckily we were able to handle the outage smoothly until the power was restored. Generally we prepare for power outages to take place in the winter, but this was a rare summer outage (a nearby farm hit a power pole) so there was a few things that were different to worry about. I was thankful that my little family is able to handle an outage with ease and calmness.

How do we do it? Well, there are just a few things that anyone can do to prepare for something like this. You really never know when you may lose power or what might be the cause. I certainly didn't plan on a farmer hitting a power pole, (and neither did the farmer!) but it happened and we were ready. Being able to get through a power outage, no matter if it a few hours or a few days long, will help your family stay calm, stay warm (or cool), and stay happy. Although there are many more expensive ways to prepare for a power outage, from getting a generator to going off the grid entirely, here are a few things that anyone can do, even on a small budget, to be prepared for a power outage.

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