It's Saturday again... actually Saturday is almost over and I'm just getting to writing this. It's the day to look over one of those areas of a 72 hour kit. Last week, I wrote about warmth and shelter and I'm still looking at a few things there, but I wanted to move along. Today, I'm inventorying our light sources. The list I have recommends a flashlight with batteries, candles and lightsticks.
Flashlights seem to always be the thing we forget about... until we need them. Every camping trip or power outage seems to catch me off guard. Then when I do find a flashlight, the batteries are dead. It's just a hard thing to store with the battery thing. That's why I'm loving the flashlights with a crank. You wind it up, and it lights up. We even have one that also has a radio and compass. We keep the lantern type one in my bedroom and we have used it on more than one occasion as a nightlight for the kids when the power goes out at night. (You wouldn't think you would need light after bed time, would you?)
Along with the wind-up flashlights, we have also accumulated some emergency candles, and I had no idea that I had light sticks until I was digging through our car emergency kit. I think we're pretty well set as far as lighting goes. How about you?
I'm linking up with Homestead Revival's preparedness challenge.