Are you ready when the lights have left? Transformer blows up? Storm? Grid down? Zombie attack?
Sometimes these situations are for a few hours, a few days or as in recent hurricanes for some people a week or more. Each scenario requires different degrees of preparedness but all are similar.
The most important thing is to get yourself a LED headlight. Because:
- LED's last much, much longer than regular flashlight bulbs and the bulbs are nearly indestructible.
- A head mounted light leaves your hands free to read or do anything else you might need to do in a blackout or outside at night. Like getting that generator or other emergency lighting going.
- Everywhere you look is lit up with a headlamp. Again, hands are free. I even use it in my work shop to shed some light into those dark nooks and crannies.
- It also has many uses in non emergency situations: reading in bed without disturbing other person, change baby diapers without turning on bright room light waking him up any more than he already is, after-dark dog-walking, etc.
- Saves money on running outdoor or shop lights. I love using mine as I can go in my workshop or outside at night without having to turn on expensive yard lights and then forgetting to turn them off again.
- A headlamp can prevent injuries and medical bills from tripping and falling over things you didn't see.
- Great security tool for shining the light on any person or animal hiding in the dark.
Some other good ideas are:
- Have a good supply of flashlight batteries on hand or rechargeable batteries and/or a solar charger.
- Have a land line or cell phone that doesn't require electricity.
- Have a cellphone charger that you can plug into your car to recharge the battery.
- Have a radio that can run off of batteries or is hand cranked or use your car radio.
- Have a way to charge your music playing device. For many, no music will kill you .