Creating An Entertainment Emergency Kit For Those Unexpected Power Outages With Duracell

**Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.


One thing that I have been thinking about for a long while is creating an emergency kit. A kit filled with necessities, but one also filled with some entertainment options for the kids, a way to #PrepWithPower thanks to Duracell batteries.

This thought goes back a few years to when Hurricane Sandy hit. I remember driving home from work, getting on the highway exactly 10 minutes before they shut it down. As soon as I got in, I gave Ben, the kids, and grandma (who was visiting at the time) a huge hug, and then went straight upstairs to fill up the bathtub. <–It’s what you are supposed to do when there is a hurricane coming, right? Well at least that is what FB says. We went to sleep, and hoped for no power outages or trees down.

After awaking, we assessed the damage. A neighbor’s tree had fallen and just barely missed our shed. That was it. Well, except for the dripping water in our family room. Yes, that is right. Apparently there was a small crack in our master bathroom tub. When I filled the tub up, slowly the water went down through the ceiling. Great. And to add further insult, we aren’t even on well water, which apparently is the ONLY reason you would need to fill your tub with water.

I promised that I would read into these things a bit more and be prepared if another storm should hit.

Now that we are buying a new home, I really need to get going. We’ll be living in MA. Hurricanes, ice storms, and of course major snow storms are all likely at some point. And…I have no idea whether our new home will lose power frequently or not. And guess what? We have well water. So…making sure we have a supply of water is key. With three kids, no TV, no lights, and a bunch of electric toys, I need to make sure we’re prepared for some entertaining too.

We headed out to grab some supplies for said emergency kit at none other than the store that has everything, Walmart! As soon as we got it, we found a bunch. And, the things that power these goodies when you can’t use electricity…Duracell Batteries!



After we stocked up on batteries (<–always a good thing to have a stockpile of) we headed to the toy section and the camping section to find some flashlights and games.

H grabbed a flashlight right away and began following the light beam on the floor. Instant entertainment solidifying that we needed it in our emergency entertainment kit.

The other kids grabbed games and some other things that they felt necessary.


The crowd favorite? The thing that the kids are super excited for a power outage for? Clearly bop it! beats. Thank gosh it runs on batteries!


Mom and dad were pretty stoked about the O2 Cool battery operated fan AND the opportunity from #CollectiveBias to create this kit!

**Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

Do you keep entertainment items in your emergency kits? I’d love to hear what they are! 

About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. I need to create my own kit still… that Bop It game looks like a great one to include in an emergency kit for kids and adults! Thanks for sharing! #client
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