Items we need for load shedding

We were affected 3 times yesterday due to stage 4 load shedding, 2 of those were over meal times!  And today will be the same! So, what items do we need to make power outages more manageable? I’d love to hear your suggestions!

Here are mine, besides the obvious like UPS, power banks, solar panels and ipads to watch Netflix:

Let’s start with coffee, cause there is no greater basic need than coffee, right?!
Boil the kettle before the scheduled load shedding and fill flasks with boiling water

Thermosteel Wide Mouth Vacuum Flask | R299 | Yuppiechef

Bialetti 800ml Coffee Press with 2 Mugs | R599 | Yuppiechef

Make a cup of coffee in a travel mug to ensure nice hot coffee
Nomad Travel Mug | R149 each | Cotton On at Superbalist

For the food, as load shedding usually takes place over meal times

Megamaster Evolution 500 Pro Gas Braai | R8499 | Makro

Weber 57cm Mastertouch GBS | R3599 | Takealot

Weber Original Gourmet BBQ System Pizza Stone | R749 | Takealot

Weber 4kg Briquettes 3 Pack | R139 | Takelot

Cadac Budget Skottel Braai | R799 | Outdoor Warehouse

Fireside Magnetic BBQ Grill Light | R150 | Outdoor Warehouse

And we need music to listen to

JBL Flip 3 Black Edition Portable Bluetooth Speaker | R1099 | Takelot

Load shedding hair made beautiful by dry shampoo and Superbalist

Tropical and Plisse Headband Twinpack | R79 | Style Republic at Superbalist

Fedora Hat with 2-tone Ribbon | R99 | Edit at Superbalist

Franschoek Visor | R199 | Urban Beach Hats at Superbalist

Batiste Dry Shampoo 50ml | R49 | Clicks

And if there is no power at night, we need to see! Thanks Eskom for romantic candle lit meals and bath time!

LED Lenser T7.2 Torch | R699 | Cape Union Mart

LED Lenser MH5 Rechargable Headlamp | R850 | Cape Union Mart

Energizer Compact LED Lantern | R159 | Takealot

I love these, especially with small children in the house
Pack of 3 LED Pillar Candles with Remote | R229.99 | Mr Price Home

Lumo Solar LED Mini Dot Lamp | R39 | Makro

Cut Out Metal Lantern | R399.99 | Mr Price Home

Punched Metal Dome Lantern | R399 | Mr Price Home

Fragranced Pillar Candle 7.5 x 14cm | R49.99 | Mr Price Home

We have had these in our home before, and they work so well! When the power goes out, the lights stay on!
B22 Bayonet Load Shedding 5W Rechargeable LED Bulb Pack of 3 | R599 | Takealot

8 Glass Mason Jars Solar Lights | R149.99 | Mr Price Home

And for the little ones.  Even if your child doesn’t sleep with a nightlight, it’s a good idea to have one for when the power is out and they need some light to fall asleep

Nuvita Nightlight | from R169 | Takealot

These made me laugh
LooBrite Toilet Bowl Light | R171 | Takealot

And LOTS of batteries
Energizer Batteries | from R25 | Takealot


~Melinda Queck
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