How to Light Your Way When the World Goes Dark

How to Light Your Way When the World Goes Dark

One of the disasters people are most afraid of has got to be an electromagnetic pulse. Whether natural (from solar flares) or man-made, an EMP pulse will fry all electronics and the power grid, and the only way to save some of them is to place them in Faraday cages (that may or may not work).

Even if an EMP doesn’t happen, blackouts do occur, and the aging US power grid is failing, they happen more and more often. The average number of minutes Americans stay without electricity is increasing year after year so need to find solutions to protect ourselves.

So let’s see what some of the ways to have light when everyone else is in the dark are.


One of the first things preppers do when they start stockpiling is they get flashlights. And why not? They’re fun and the diversity make sit a challenge to get quality ones for a fair price. You will need:

  • a mini-flashlight on your keychain (I know what you mean, you’ve got a flashlight on your phone, but it’s always good to have a back-up)
  • flashlights for your survival bags
  • flashlights inside your home
  • flashlights inside your car and/or other vehicles you use (including a bike)
  • flashlights at your bug out location
  • flashlights inside your safe room

That’s a lot of places to keep them! This doesn’t mean you have to go to Amazon right now and buy 20 of them. Take it slow, read the reviews, know your needs, get one or …

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