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Sarah Russo3 years ago

Keep the whole family entertained with our favourite blackout activities!

Take advantage of a power outage and get your family together for some fun with our blackout boredom busters! Bring out your camping gear, torches and barbecue, and create some memories to last a lifetime.

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.

Street Party


Play Games

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.

Ghost Story


Set-Up Camp

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.

Backyard Camping


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.


The Square Peg & Hi-Dip Trophies

Contact: (07) 4941 8256
Address: 3 Batchelor Parade, Moranbah QLD 4744

Prepare for storm season and stock up on torches, lamps, gas stoves, tarps and inflatable mattresses at The Square Peg & Hi-Dip Trophies.

Services include:

  • Key cutting, engraving & trophies
  • Home brew supplies
  • Outdoor supplies including, ice boxes, fishing rods & tents

The friendly team at The Square Peg & Hi-Dip Trophies stocks a range of products for camping, fishing, and home brewing, as well as trophies for award ceremonies.​ For top quality advice and products for the great outdoors, visit the team at The Square Peg & Hi-Dip Trophies.


True Blue Camping Warehouse

Contact: (07) 4951 4922
Address: 4 O’Loughlin Street, North Mackay QLD 4740

True Blue Camping Warehouse is your one-stop Mackay camping and outdoors shop.

Services include:

  • Retail camping equipment
  • Miner’s tool bags
  • Made to order tarps & canvas goods

Find everything you need for your camping or outdoors adventure at True Blue Camping Warehouse. Whether you are an avid outdoorsman or looking to stock up on storm supplies, visit the store today!


Prepare for storm season with these articles:

Help Prepare Your Pets For Storm Season

Storm Season: Tips For Staying Safe

How To Weather Proof Your Home, Car & Belongings

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