With all of the hubbub of the holiday season in full swing, it might just be the one time many of us are happy that winter is upon us. As I written many times, I would be perfectly happy if winter was for the month of December only, then in January we jump right into spring. Still, although the official start of winter is December 21st, there’s no time like the present to get prepared for harsh weather conditions and the chance for power outages caused because of ice. One way of preparing is to put together a DIY winter emergency kit. Here is what I recommend.
Of course, generators make life a lot easier during a power outage, but they are expensive and not everyone can have that luxury. This is where this kit comes in mighty handy. The main goal is to try to stay warm and not be in the dark, and the first item I recommend is Pine Mountain Logs. The grab and burn, these logs are neatly wrapped in paper packaging, making it easy to place in the fireplace and light. With a burn time of up to four hours, a few in the kit will buy you some time and warmth until either your power comes back on, or you can seek warmer shelter at a friend’s who didn’t lose power. You can buy the Pine Mountain Logs here.
Along with the Pine Mountain logs in the kit, add a multi purpose lighter to light the logs. Speaking of lighting, I store candles in the kit as well. Hand warmers and foot warmers are handy because let’s face it, cold is cold and with no additional power, the warmth of the fireplace only goes so far. I also keep a small flannel blanket in there, and drinking water. A battery powered lantern, some flashlights and batteries for all are included, too. A large plastic bin is what I deemed to be the best size for my DIY winter emergency kit.
There’s no time like the present to be prepared for old man winter. The DIY winter emergency kit can be stored in a corner of a room, or even under a skirted table. My point is, being prepared doesn’t take up much room, and having this winter emergency kit on hand is a very wise thing.
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This post is sponsored by Pine Mountain logs. All opinions and ideas for the DIY winter emergency kit are all my own. This post does contain affiliate links.