Saturday, July 10, 2010

Light Sources

It does not take a major disaster to lose electricity. Alternative light sources will likely be the most frequently used items out of everything that put into our 72 hour kits. Ideally we should not only have alternative light sources in each of our 72 hour kits, but also throughout our homes, in every room if possible. Some light sources to consider are:
  • flashlights (remember to also store extra batteries and bulbs for them)
  • LED lights, pen lights, or head lamps
  • emergency strobe lights
  • kerosene and alcohol oil lamps and white gas lanterns
  • emergency wands and light sticks
  • auto emergency response lights and reflectors
  • crank and solar power, candles, matches, and hurricane matches
What light sources do you already have? What do you need to buy to add to your 72 hour kit? Do you have any advice for others on collecting light sources? Have you found a great deal on flashlights/lamps/etc.? If you have please leave a comment at the end of this post, or send me an e-mail and I will help distribute that information.

1 comment:

mamaseversike said...

A friend bought me a headlamp for a present and my first thought was "really?" Turns out I ADORE that thing! It's awesome to be able to have your hands free to work, or keep them warm in your pockets. Great Christmas present. Check out any backpacking outdoor store, or online at Sierra Trading or