Create a Storm Essentials Kit

The power can go out during a storm without warning. Be prepared for a power outage and loss of electricity all year long with storm essentials. Aside from the all-important items to keep in stock such as canned food or fresh water, do not forget the small things like batteries and candles. Featured here are a few of our suggestions for preparing items for all weather conditions. Although we are no experts, we hope that these ideas will help you prepare for a potential power outage.
Whatever the Weather

When a storm hits, you want to be as prepared as possible – and this includes planning for a power outage. Keeping “emergency” matches and mini candles in one place will keep you from stumbling in the dark and worrying about what necessities you do or do not have. With a box like our Candle Box, you can store candles, as well as matches and batteries inside for easy access during a storm. Keep the box in a cabinet for storm-only use, and always replenish the supplies you used so as to be prepared for the next time the weather takes a turn for the worse. 

Mini Taper Holder

Candle Box Basic Items to Keep in Your Kit

1. Batteries. Stock up on all sizes for those flashlights that have accumulated in the garage over the years.

2. First Aid Supplies. A few bandages and wound ointment can go a long way.

3. Can Opener. Because we all know that it is difficult open a can without one.

4. Light Source. Candles, with a flame or battery operated, are important pieces to keep in stock. Use jars to hold your candles if flames are a worry.

Battery Powered Flameless Candles

To avoid any worry when using flame candles in your home, use battery powered candles instead. Here at Sturbridge Yankee Workshop we have many candle options available to you, and have gathered just a few of our flameless favorites. Pillar candles and votives have a decorative appeal, but their white, opaque color helps the light warmly illuminate your home. If you are using real candles, do not forget a Candle Snuffer to quickly and efficiently extinguish the flames when you are not in the room.

Forever Votives
Everlasting Drip Pillar Candles Black Candle Snuffer

Keeping Warm and Cozy

Plenty of blankets will keep you warm, especially in the colder winter months. Vintage Eagle Throw is crafted from sturdy woven fabric for a heavyweight blanket that will keep you warm or decorate your couch, no matter the weather. Lancaster Throw features soft cotton; a lightweight option when the weather is warmer but you still want to sit in comfort. Customer favorite Apothecary Quilt Collection has a color for everyone. Keeping an assortment of throws around the house will ensure that no one will go cold regardless of the weather outside.

Apothecary Quilt Collection Colors
Vintage Eagle Throw Lancaster Throw

Old Orchard Braided Log Carrier Stoke the Fire in Winter

If you have a fireplace, or a wood stove for that matter, it is easy to keep warm in winter even when the power goes out. Make it easier to carry firewood from the wood pile to the house with a Log Carrier. Built to last with braided handles that are attached to the rest of the overall braid. Keep plenty of firewood in stock with a vertical rack built to store just as much as other options, in just 1 square foot of space. Keep extra blankets and other storm supplies in one-easy-to-find spot so you are able to locate them even if the lights go out. Our Primitive Pine Trunks are great for this.

Vertical Arch Rack Primitive Pine Trunks

Keeping Everyone Entertained

Although it may not seem like a storm essential, there is no better time for game time than when the power goes out or if you are stuck inside during a snowstorm. Make memories and keep your family entertained with family fun games that are sure to become all-time favorites. With classic games such as Pick-Up Sticks or Chinese Checkers, nostalgic fun is just a game play away. Or try something new such as the highly rated Camp Travel Game.

Pick Up Stick Game
Chinese Checkers Board Game Camp Travel Game

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