posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 06:54 AM
I still think one of the best gifts you can give a neighbour or a loved one that doesn't live with you is a power cut kit.
I've done this for my girlfriend and her daughters who live up country from me. Big plastic container containing...
Candles, the big church ones if possible.
Torch x 2 with spare batteries.
Pack of cigs
A guide to action and list of emergency numbers for thier area.
An old plug in phone.....the cordless ones won't work in a power cut, you can find them in any thrift store these days.
Thats enough to see you through a short power cut.
ETA: Sorry, for to add that i stick a handfull of light sticks in there too, you can get them for less than a dollar/pound each these
edit on 30/6/12 by CX because: (no reason given)