How to prepare for blackouts: a list of products and things to have in the house

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How to prepare for blackouts: a list of products and things to have in the house

The heating season in Ukraine usually starts on October 15, but depending on weather conditions, this date may be adjusted. So far, no exact date has been announced for the heating to start in Ukraine.

However, according to some experts, it is clear that the Russians may again massively attack our country's energy facilities to leave Ukrainians without electricity and heat.

Read also: The part of the house that loses the most heat is named

To be ready for such situations, it is important to prepare in advance.


The most important thing to have in the house in case of a long power outage is food. It is important to stock up on food that does not require cooking or that can be cooked over an open fire. They should be in the house in reserve:

  • Canned food
  • Cereals
  • Eggs
  • Vegetables and fruits
  • Water
  • Flour
  • Oil
  • Salt and sugar
  • Nuts and dried fruits
  • Instant cereals or soups
  • Sweets
  • Snacks


You also need to take care of warm clothes:

  • Woolen socks
  • Warm blankets
  • Insulated outerwear items
  • Sleeves

You also need to have basic necessities in the house:

  • Flashlights and batteries for them
  • Candles and matches
  • Batteries and power banks
  • Hot water bottles
  • Hygiene products

It is worth buying first aid medicines and medications in advance if you suffer from chronic diseases. Have your documents, money, and a phone charger handy.

You should also take care of supplies for pets. Buy and store food and litter boxes.

Earlier, we wrote about how to reduce energy costs without sacrificing comfort.

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