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  • Let there be light...

    BLACKOUTThe Chicago Cubs' history dates all the way back to 1876, and the first professional baseball game to be played at night under the lights happened on May 24, 1935. It soon became common practice for the majority of teams to hold regular night games as playing at night greatly increased attendance. So when would you guess that the Cubs played their first night game? 1940? 1952? 1960? If your guess was 1988, you are either really lucky, psychic or a huge baseball fan.

    That's right. On August 8, 1988, the Chicago Cubs turned on the lights at Wrigley Field to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The team chose 91-year-old Cubs fan Harry Grossman to do the honors of flipping the switch. As he did, he proclaimed, "Let there be light." But even today who is the only major league baseball team to play the majority of its home games during the day? You guessed it. The Chicago Cubs.

    What is the most common emergency?

    Blackout SUrvival Kits See our Blackout Survival Kits

    Blackouts are scary times, no matter whether you are a kid or an adult trying to make sure to keep your kids safe during a general blackout or one caused by a natural occurrence. In case of large scale blackouts or power outages, our Guardian kits will provide you with everything you need. Containing battery-free dynamo lighting sources, you can illuminate an evacuation route or a dark house with ease.

    Some tips on how to make a power outage bearable:

    • Cook your perishable foods. If the temperature rises, take anything out of the refrigerator that might spoil and prepare to cook it or consume it before it warms up. Eat perishables before spoilage can occur.
    • Have stable foods that don't require refrigeration. Those that do not require cooking are even better. Canned meats, fish, soups, vegetables, and juices will work .
    • Have a back-up method of heating food and water. A camping stove is ideal (and be sure to know how to use it safely — see warnings). A barbecue grill will work quite well, but do not bring it into the house.
  • A Severe Winter Storm Can Knock Out Power to Your Home

    Power Through an Outage... we explained that Blackouts and Power Outages are the most common emergency - are you ready?

    Since you can’t predict how long a power outage will last, you should plan to live without electricity for at least three days.

    Now that winter is here, preparation is necessary to stay safe!

    Tips to prepare your family for a power outage:
    4 n 1 Dynamo 3 LED Flashlight w/ Phone Charger - Mayday

    • Have an emergency supply kit that includes an alternative cell phone charger, a manual can opener, cash, a NOAA weather radio, and a warm blanket for each person;
    • Make a family emergency communication plan;
    • Keep your car tank at least half full because gas stations rely on electricity to power their pumps;
    • Put thermometers in your refrigerator and freezer to monitor food temperature; and
    • Get battery back-up for medical or assistive devices that require power.

    During a power outage, it is important to remember:
    • Use only flashlights or emergency lighting, NEVER use candles due to fire hazard;
    • Conserve your cell phone battery, only use your phone for life-threatening situations;
    • Put on layers of warm clothing; and
    • Don't use your oven as a heating source.

  • What is the most common emergency?

    Don't get caught cold in the dark! Don't get caught cold in the dark!

    Did you know that Power outages are the single most common emergency?

    This is largely because most other catastrophes cause blackouts ranging beyond the area affected by the primary cause.

    Keep DISASTER and EMERGENCY LIGHTING & HEATING close by as you never know when it will come in handy this Winter!

     

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