A few days ago it was drizzling and I knew, with much work to do, nothing other than my house becoming a disaster would get accomplished with the kids at home. Therefore, with kids in tow we set out for a local play place. The thought process was the kids would play have a great time and mom would get her work done courtesy of wifi and an outlet.
It was going great, the kids were unplugged and enjoying laser tag, bowling etc, so nicely only resurfacing for food or drink.
Then it happened..
The drizzle turned into a downpour, the lights flickered and the wifi was lost!…. Yes please process that, here I am in a play place with the kids, macbook, iPad, iPhone all plugged in and this place is losing power?! Did I save that last edit? Did my last tweet go through? Oh NO! I have to make my DEADLINE!
Side note the kids were clueless to the panic that was consuming me at the moment. Quickly I gathered them up and made a dash for the car, as I thought what if we were stranded? What happened to the survival kit I once maintained in my car at all times? Another hanging on the back of our front door?
It was clearly time to re-evaluate our survival kit, or lack there of since our move. The obvious items to most are important documents in a ziplock bag, water, peanut butter, and blankets to name a few. However in todays world of technology priorities are shifting and although some essentials remain at the top of the list others have been added.
If you have little ones yourself you are aware their is a constant need for more energy. Having recently switched to Rayovac we can attest the Fusion battery lasts 35% longer than than the competition, to deliver a boost of power for the ‘Always On’ generation, aka our kids. Clearly a pack in each size has been added to both backpacks.
With devices attached to them at all times, and the meltdown that ensues when they receive a pop up window of a low battery, a battery pack is high on the priority list of essentials for our survival kit. Rayovac offers a palm size charger in a variety of colors, with 2 ports and provides 3 FULL charges, anywhere, anytime.
Posting numerous pictures to social media can drain a smartphone battery rather quickly. Although not an emergency, I did take the Rayovac battery pack to NY Toy Fair where although I didn’t last the full day my smartphone did. A rare occurrence as you may relate to.
Another must have item is the Rayovac Indestructible Flash Light, just don’t let the kids see it because it is ideal for flashlight tag! With a 130 meter beam distance and a battery life of five hours you will never get the kids in before bedtime. So once it arrives slip it into the side pocket of your survival backpack undetected by little preying eyes. You can rest assured it will be ready when you are as it arrives equipped with 2 AA batteries and a lifetime warranty.
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For a complete list of the recommended emergency essentials to include in your survival kit visit the Prepare, Plan website.
Disclosure: We were provided Rayovac products for a review and giveaway, all opinions expressed are as always completely our own.