But they don’t have to. Natural disasters and unreliable power grids are becoming commonplace. Especially during the extreme winter seasons. We don’t blame you for feeling overwhelmed. But we CAN help you properly prepare. With a little prepping, a little planning, and a little help from JUDY, you and your family will stay safe, prepped, and powered!
First things first, always know where you keep your JUDY Kit and how the tools inside it work.
The flashlight built into the Hand Crank Radio is great for short term use, but if the power stays out for a while, you’re going to want something that packs more of a punch. Our brand new JUDY Lantern has you covered. With three different brightness settings, up to 20 hours of use each charge, and long lasting LED bulbs, JUDY Lantern will make sure you have all the light you need.
JUDY Pro-tip: familiarize yourself with AM/FM Radio stations in your area and know how to tune the Hand Crank Radio in your Kit to those stations. If the power goes out, you’ll want to make sure you’re still in the know.
Second, consider adding JUDY Power to your preparedness plan. Our 1000 Watt Portable Power Station has you covered during a power outage. With the ability to run a space heater, power a router, and charge your phone, JUDY Power will make sure you and your family won't be powerless when the power goes out.
JUDY Pro-tip: Keep extra charging cords for all your devices stored with your JUDY Power so you don’t have to worry about searching for them later.
FOOD & WATER
Finally, keep food safety top of mind. In addition to the emergency supply of food and water in your JUDY Kit, you should add to that stockpile with additional non-perishable items and water. One of the most important things to remember in order to maximize your household food storage time, keep the refrigerator door closed! If the power was out for no more than 4 hours, refrigerated food should be safe as long as the doors were kept closed. Always be sure to keep a thermometer in your refrigerator or freezer. According to the FDA, 40 degrees is the temperature to remember: “Discard any perishable food (such as meat, poultry, seafood, milk, eggs, or leftovers) that has been at refrigerator temperatures above 40°F for 4 hours or more.”
JUDY Pro-tip: Tape your fridge door shut to avoid that all too common, open-the-door-and-stare, method of deciding what to eat.
If you have additional questions, send them our way!