Hurricane Season… Are you prepared?

hurricane supplies

hurricane supplies

Hurricane Season is here the Eastern Pacific season began May 15 while Central Pacific began June 1. The Atlantic hurricane season also began June 1 and just like the pacific ends in November 30.

During the season it’s always a good idea to begin your preparations early, because even though during a hurricane watch or warning you have time to track and prepare. We all wait till the last minute since we are not really sure if the hurricane, will actually hit our area or if it will make a last minute track change. And then we spend hours in line at the stores getting our last minute supplies. Only to figure out the store has run out of some of the supplies. So that is why preparing early is important it saves you time and money.

I have been living in Florida my whole life and, I understand first hand that we as consumers are weary of preparing early. I am one of those people who have waited for the last minute, because the times I have prepared early nothing happens thankfully. However I have also learned that when I don’t prepare things happen and then I have nothing. So this year I decided that I would prepare early and if, nothing happen which I would much rather, I could use these supplies year round.

The truth is that hurricane supplies don’t need to be purchased just for hurricanes. The supplies are very versatile and can be used in just about every situation. Like a couple of months ago a flashlight would have been handy when I lost power in my house. The power wasn’t caused by any kind of disaster just old hardware. I spent two nights with no power and of course no flashlight. Cause who needs one right?

So when deciding to purchase your supplies don’t think of it as just hurricane supplies think of them as just in case supplies.

  • Here is a small list of supplies.
  • Flashlights & extra bulbs
  • Battery operated radio
  • Battery operated lanterns
  • Batteries (different sizes)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Rain Gear
  • Plastic bags
  • Can openers
  • Water
  • Generator (if affordable)
  • Extra medicines
  • Gas
  • Cash

We have a wide selection of hurricane or just in case supplies, visit us at

A19 Incandescent Light Bulb Phase-Out

A19 Halogen Bulb

A19 Halogen Bulb


In 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act or Clean Energy Act was signed into effect.  In 2012 the phase out of A19 bulbs began with the 100w bulb. In the coming months more phase-out of bulbs will continue. Which means manufactures will no longer be able to produce A19 60W or 40W bulbs that don’t meet energy efficient standards. As the phase-out continues you might be inclined to stock up, on these bulbs before they run out as suppliers are allowed to sell out there stock.

However replacement bulbs for the A19 which meet energy standard are available to buy. The replacement A19 Halogen Light bulbs use 28% less power than their counterparts. These bulbs can be used anywhere a standard A19 bulb is used. Because the bulb is a true A19 replacement, it has the same look and feel of incandescent, and also saves you energy. So rather than stocking up, just replace the bulbs and save money.

For more information or to buy the A19 replacement bulb visit our website… we carry a wide variety of bulbs.

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