Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Energizer Weather Preparedness Tool Kit Review & Giveaway

Spring is in the air, flowers blooming, trees budding...and bad weather could be lurking around the corner. It is important to be prepared when you face bad weather and your power goes out, or you are in your basement due to tornado/storm warnings.
Energizer, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the American Meteorological Society (AMS) are working together to help families prepare for whatever weather situations spring, summer and hurricane seasons might bring their way. A key reminder in preparedness is to use flashlights instead of candles if a storm knocks out the power. Many home fires are started by burning candles left unattended, with an average of 15,000 home fires caused each year.* I was sent the Energizer Tool Kit to review! I love this kit! It is packed with the essentials needed to prepare you for bad weather. The recommended emergency power kit includes a flashlight for each member of the family, a battery-powered radio for weather updates, a battery-powered cell phone charger to stay connected to loved ones and extra batteries, including those for critical devices such as insulin pumps, hearing aids and blood pressure monitors.
The Energizer Weatheready flashlight has posted on it an important check list mentioning the important things to have ready for a storm or severe conditions. It is a very helpful check list. I really like the super bright LED light in the flashlight.
The battery-powered radio included in the tool kit is so helpful, too. I think it gets great reception, considering it's size. I think that the mini radio is perfect to get information to the weather, but small enough to not be a burden.
This kit also has plenty of extra batteries. Energizer Ultimate Lithium and Energizer MAX batteries (AA, and D) provide long-lasting power before, during and after the storm. Lithium batteries have a long storage life, perform well in extreme temperatures and are perfect for use in LED flashlights and other high-tech devices, while Energizer MAX batteries are an ideal power source for standard flashlights and lanterns.
The battery-powered cell phone charger is a must in today's society. Most people have cell phones, and those phones are great because you don't need a land line. So, to have a battery powered cell phone charger, is extremely helpful. I love that this charger will just keep charging up to 500 times!
***WIN IT!!***
Energizer is sponsoring a giveaway for my readers!
You can enter to win the Energizer Weather Preparedness Tool Kit! The kit comes in a red bag and contains the types of items to think about including in a back-up power kit: battery-operated radio, flashlight, cell phone charger and extra batteries. To enter, just comment about something you like to have when you are facing a storm or power outage. This contest is open to those in the USA, bloggers and non-bloggers and will end on April 30th, 2010 at midnight.
**For extra chances you can: blog this contest, add my button to your site, subscribe to my blog, twitter and/or become a fan on facebook, and/or visit everyday and add another friendly comment about Energizer and their awesome products!
Don't forget to put the extra comments for the "extra" work. Good luck!**

I was contacted directly by Energizer, who asked me for my participation in posting this information. I was sent a sample tool kit for posting a review, and offered this giveaway for my readers as mentioned above. I was not compensated for my time or written review.

66 comments:

Ellen C. said...

I need to have lots of flashlights. Thanks for the chance.

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Aileen said...

Candles, matches, and a stash of food and water would be handy.
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Molomatic said...

We have a stash of water and food at the ready! We also have one corded phone in the house in case the power goes out and the cordless ones won't work (we have cell phones too). Thanks!

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Aileen said...

I use the Energizer rechargeable batteries and really like the fact that they can be reused multiple times. arobimom at gmail dot com

andrea v said...

First I like my husband home during storms, second lots of flashlight since everyone wants one.
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Aileen said...

Energizer has been a industry leader in the push to remove toxic heavy metals from their battery products.
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ABCFrugality.com said...

I like to have flashlights.

Jenny said...

I like to have lots of candles on hand in case of emergency.

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Courtney :) said...

I love to have candles and my family :)

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Molomatic said...

I really like Energizer's rechargeable batteries - great for kid's toys!

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jgos said...

Something I like to have when I am facing a storm or power outage is extra water and, ideally, a generator!! jgs0925 at gmail dot com

Christi Williams said...

We try and prepare for things, but I can never seem to find a flash light that works we I need it. What a great kit!!

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Aileen said...

Energizer rechargeable batteries can be recharged 250 times and last 4 times longer in digital cameras.
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CityGirl GoneCountry said...

I so could use a preparer kit, this reminds me im out of candles:))thanks for this chance to win...it is storm season right now!!perfect timing
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Katie said...

I always think the most important things are candles and matches!
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Molomatic said...

I'm not sure why, but Energizer batteries seem to last longer than others!

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lfhpueblo said...

I like to have enough flashlights so each member of the family can have their own.
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Aileen said...

You can actually buy Energizer bunny stuff on the Energizer website. arobimom at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

Flashlight, candles, water, food and bandaid!

Liz said...

I have flashlights, candles, and matches at the ready at all times in case of emergency. I also do my best to keep gas in the car.

Molomatic said...

I was just on the Energizer website checking out their great new emergency lanterns. They look fabulous!

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Aileen said...

The Energizer website has a Learning Center tab where you can learn about batteries and how they are made.
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Molomatic said...

I like their High Tech Batteries for my camera! Thanks.

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Dawn said...

i always like to have flashlights handy. i need one in every room so i know where they are in the dark lol!

Molomatic said...

They have a fun game on their website where you try to repeat the bunny's drum beat.

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I like to have a good battery-powered LED flashlight when facing a storm or power outage :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Julie said...

Plenty of flashlights and water-it never fails, everytime the lights go out-we either can't find a flashlight or it doesn't work

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Carol W. said...

I like to have flashlights and lots of batteries.

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lmurley2000 said...

i would love to have one of those radios that you can crank and it will still run.

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Molomatic said...

Energizer has cute bunny products for sale on their website. I recently read about one of the original bunnies from the first ads being sold at auction - it went for a ton of money!

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Jackie said...

I like to have flashlights and bottled water on hand...just in case! Thanks!
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Molomatic said...

Energizer has a great promotion going on right now too: See Toy Story 3 or any Disney movie FREE when you buy 3 packs of Energizer® MAX® batteries. Fun!

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Aileen said...

The Energizer bunny has 2 pet peeves, waiting rooms and stop signs.
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Tylerpants said...

We often get power outages so we like to keep plenty of flashlights on hand! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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trixx said...

I like to have plenty of canned goods and water on hand!

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I'm a subscriber

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OMG I have got to stop using google for searching for giveaways! I just saw this ended already, I'm sorry!