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!
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.