Get the Neighbours Together
If you are worried about the food in your fridge and freezer going off, get the neighbours together for an impromptu street party!
Barbecue: Ask everyone to bring along some meat, salad or cold food and cook up a feast. A blackout is a great excuse to eat ice cream!
Esky: Use ice or cold packs to keep your drinks cool. Coolers are great for storing any items in your fridge that you’re worried about.
Lamps & Solar Lights: Keep the party going and set-up any camping or solar-panelled lights you have lying around.
Jam Session: No party is complete without music. Bring out a guitar (or any musical instruments) and have everyone sing along to their favourite tunes acoustic style.
A torch can provide hours of fun in a power outage.
Our favourite torchlight games are:
Spotlight: A team of people will need to go and hide, while one person will be the searcher. The searcher will have a torch and when they ‘tag’ the person with the light, that person now joins the search team.
Shadow Charades: The rules of this game remain the same as charades, except the acting out of a book, movie or TV series is done via shadow play. Using a torch, the ‘it’ person is only allowed to use their body parts in the light of a torch to provide hints. They aren’t allowed to talk!
Ghost Stories: This isn’t technically a game, but it is fun! Use a torch to create an eerie glow on your face and try to scare the pants off your listeners.
Pull out your camping gear and set-up a campsite in your own backyard!
Tents & Sleeping Bags: Pitch a tent and have the whole family camp out under the stars.
Picnic Dinner: Lay out a blanket and your favourite snacks or bring out the gas barbecue for a delicious dinner.
Star Gazing: Test your family’s imagination and play dot-to-dot with the stars.
With storm season fast approaching, now is the time to prepare for blackouts. Visit these Mackay camping equipment stores to stock up on everything you need.
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