Maglite vs Nitecore Flashlights

Maglite vs Nitecore Flashlights

Using a flashlight when the power is out is a no-brainer. For most people, the first thing they look for is a flashlight, and hope that the batteries have enough remaining charge to allow them to see whatever it is they need to see – to read a book, play a game, … Read more

Coping Without Power

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Electricity is often taken for granted in most areas of the United States (and in many other countries, as well). It is so ingrained in everyday life that living without it is unimaginable for most. With electric stoves and ovens, electric water heaters, electric lights, electric heat and air conditioning, electric washing … Read more

American Flashlights

American Flashlights

When the lights are out or when there is no light available, a flashlight can fill in the gap and provide a way to see. This could be due to a power outage, choosing to live without electricity, or just having to look behind or under something. In these situations, a flashlight … Read more

How to Use Batteries to Charge a Cell Phone

How to Use Batteries to Charge a Cell Phone

Nearly everyone in the United States today and many around the world has a cell phone.These mobile devices offer connection, both in being able to speak to others via phone calls and in messaging or using social media. This makes them an important part of the life of most people who own … Read more

Survival Alternatives to Candles

Survival Alternatives to Candles

When things go sideways and life changes in unexpected ways, resulting in a lack of power for an extended period of time, one of the things people need is a source of light. Candles, which are consumable, can be that source for a while, but at some point, they are likely to … Read more

Ways to Light the House After an EMP

Ways to Light the House After an EMP

There has been much concern about the possibility of an EMP and how such an event would affect people if it happens. The understanding is that many electrical devices – and probably the entire electrical grid – would be at least temporarily non-working. Even those who think it would be temporary still … Read more

Illumination Options for a Survival Kit

Illumination Options for a Survival Kit

When creating a survival kit, there are many things to consider and many of the items that need to be included have options. Because people are different, locations are different, and individual needs are different, it is a good thing to have choices. One thing that should always be a part of … Read more

Lighting Hacks

Lighting Hacks

When camping or in the dark due to a power outage, having a way to extend small light sources can be the difference between seeing and stumbling, or between dimly seeing other’s faces and reading. At the same time, sometimes it takes a hack to have light at all! Battery Operated Christmas … Read more

Best Survival Batteries

Best Survival Batteries

In the event of a disaster or the end of the world as we know it, it is difficult to know whether electricity will be as widely available as it is now. Since manual items are much less common than they once were, having a power source may be extremely important for … Read more

Homemade Battery Packs

Homemade Battery Packs

Battery packs are sets of batteries arranged in a pack – which can mean parallel, in series, or both – that are used to deliver a certain output. These can range from a small pack of two or three for a flashlight or similar small item to a large set that soaks … Read more