4 Essentials for A Long Term Emergency Power Outage

Hurricanes, thunderstorms, and downed power lines cause power outages that can either inconvenience you or affect your survival.

To ensure that you’ll get through a power outage no matter how long it lasts, prepare these essentials, and stay prepared for whatever may happen.


No one can last long without food and preparing a supply of long-lasting, non-perishable food is essential in getting through a power outage. Buying food, however, should take place before the outage as supplies in markets won’t last on such occasions.


Water has many uses in a person’s everyday life, which include drinking, cooking, and cleaning. It is also vital to know how to source water from nature in case supplies run out.

First-aid Kit

Accidents can occur when there’s no light, and being prepared to treat wounds is invaluable in power outages. Stockpile first-aid kits in case of an emergency.


Lack of power means no light, and using candles and flashlights may be the usual solution, but switching over to solar lanterns may be wiser.

For more information of the essentials for a long term emergency power outage, see this infographic by d.light.