Entertain Yourself During a Power Outage

It is no secret that Lake Tahoe may experience a power outage, mostly due to weather conditions, and even though it’s unavoidable at times, we know how frustrating it can be to go about your day without any power. We often don’t realize how much we rely on power, until it’s not accessible. Our team came up with a list of ways to keep yourself entertained and ensure that you and your family are prepared for any unplanned outages.

Camping during a power outage

Go Camping / Build a Fort

Get in touch with nature! We are often so consumed in our electronics that we forget to explore the outdoors. A power outage is a great opportunity to take the family camping since there is no need for any power to do so. Or, if the weather is not looking very promising, try building a fort inside for the kids to enjoy!

board games

Play Games

Although video games may not be an option, there are always traditional games you can indulge in. Invite friends over, and play some card games, charades, or classic board games such as Monopoly and Scrabble. This is a great way to pass the time during a power outage while sharing laughs and making memories!

Dive into art

Get Artsy

Grab some coloring utensils and use this time to explore your artistic side! Draw or paint what inspires you with friends and family. Candles or flashlights can aid in this effort!

clean during a power outage

Clean and Organize

There is no better time than during a power outage to tidy up the house. With minimal distractions and time away from your electronics, you can clean and organize the things you’ve been meaning to get around to. You’ll also have a nice clean house to enjoy when the power does come back on.

treat yourself for a spa day

Treat Yourself

Light some candles and get ready to relax. Pamper yourself with your very own spa day. Do a facial with friends, take a bath, or do your nails. There are many things you can do to unwind!

prepare for a power outage

11 Things to Prepare for a Power Outage

We hope you find these ideas worth trying! Now, it is very important to make sure you are prepared for power outages and have all of the necessities you will need to be safe and comfortable. A few things that may be beneficial to have on hand are…

  1. Batteries 
  2. Flashlights
  3. Candles
  4. Matches
  5. Blankets
  6. Lanterns
  7. Coleman stove & propane 
  8. Canned goods
  9. Manual can opener
  10. First aid kit
  11. Portable battery charger