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The Real Cost of Preparing for a Blizzard

By Alex McIntyre - 2012-01-12T17:40:29Z

Photograph by Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images

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Avoid Kidmageddon

One of the first things to do in an emergency: Get the kids busy. That could mean just being well-stocked with batteries, but you may also want to buy low-tech game favorites if you don't own them -- and toys to get the kids playing outside once it's safe.

$17: Jenga Wood Block Game -- Toys "R" Us
$40: Scrabble Deluxe Edition --
$70: Aviva Arctic Bunker Inflatable Snow Tunnel -- FAO Schwarz
$10: Yeti 37-in. Snow Tube -- FAO Schwarz
$20: Flexible Flyer 40-in. Snow Skimmer Foam Sled -- FAO Schwarz

Running Tally: $1,447