No matter how experienced a hiker is, the unpredictability of the wilderness can turn a simple pleasure outing into a fight for survival. An injury, sudden changes in the weather, an encounter with an aggressive animal or a simple navigational miscalculation can drop you squarely into an emergency situation.
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Flashlights are generally used for small tasks, such as looking for something in a dark closet or finding your way around the basement during a power outage. However, there are moments when a flashlight can help save your life. For the everyday individual, these moments may be few and far between, but you will be thankful in the end that you had such a simple tool on hand. This is why it is important to always have a handful of flashlights readily available, either on your person or in your car or home. Listed below are some important features and situations regarding flashlights and emergencies to help you be prepared.
Between Japan’s devastating earthquake and resulting nuclear crisis, and other debilitating disasters suffered around the world this past decade, homeowners are increasingly becoming aware of the need for emergency preparedness. It is recommended that every home be equipped with an emergency kit that includes food, water, first aid supplies, a battery-powered radio and other basic survival necessities.
There are many misconceptions floating around the blogosphere regarding the government’s upcoming phase-out of incandescent light bulbs. Some media sources are reporting that the government has mandated the switch from incandescent bulbs to CFL (compact fluorescent) bulbs in everything from headlamps to lanterns to flashlights. This is simply not true, and is a misconception that ignores LED lanterns and lights which are environmentally friendly. The following is what is really happening with the Big Switch and what is just a big myth.
Quality camping gear doesn’t come cheap, and for that reason many families collect what they need and then reuse the same gear year after year. If you’re among those who still sleep in patched tents they bought back in the nineties or sleeping bags that have lived past their prime, it’s time to start thinking about upgrades.