The options for lighting and communications through Emergency Essentials are so vast and complete that you will have no trouble completing your preps. Let's see what options are available to you....
No matter where you are once it gets dark you are basically crippled without light. However, with the right light you hold the darkness at bay, your confidence in your abilities grows, and suddenly you experience a bit of hope. Even if all you have are matches and a candle or lantern, you will have the ability to have light.
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Flashlights come in all shapes and sizes, with several different ways of being powered. Now instead of trusting batteries that can leave you in the dark, you have flashlights that are rechargeable from the sun and lights that you crank or squeeze to provide light. Even battery-operated flashlights will last much longer with LED lights instead of bulbs.
When regular flashlights become too cumbersome, these headgear lights are just the thing. Becoming more adopted by expeditionary people and those enjoying extreme sports, the quality and durability of these lights has become better and better.
Goal Zero® provides a number of light devices that are rechargeable with their solar generator. Here are a few select items you’ll find useful.
Communications is more than vocal, it can cover everything from speaking, blowing a whistle to signaling with a mirror. It can also be listening to radio broadcasts for information about what might be happening in your area or around the world. That can be accomplished by AM/FM or shortwave radios, powered by batteries, solar power or even by crank power.
...Signaling and Radios
Having a reliable source of lighting and communications is absolutely vital to your survival, so much so not only should you have one source of each, but a backup of each as well.
You’ve seen it in the movies. You’ve read about it in books. The lights go out. The phone lines are dead. There’s no water or transportation.
Many think this is the stuff of Hollywood and nightmares, but then they’re faced with actual disasters that put any screenwriter or novelist’s work to shame: Katrina, Sandy, the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the list goes on. You may have been lucky not to experience these events firsthand, but will you be that lucky next time?
Preparing for disasters means that you don’t have to cower in the dark when the lights go out, and it means that you don’t have to be cut off from your friends and family, either.
Emergency Essentials offers a range of lighting and communications solutions that can make a disaster not only survivable, but also as comfortable as possible.
They have everything from candles and gas lamps to hand-cranked, solar-powered, and rechargeable flashlights. They also have a variety of fire-starting tools for warmth. For communication with the outside world, Emergency Essentials has combination solar and hand-crank powered radios so that you can keep up with what’s going on outside your door.
They have emergency shortwave and two-way radios, whistles, and signal mirrors, too.
If you’re prepared, you won’t have any problem finding your way around in the dark or getting in touch with your loved ones. With one of their solar-powered chargers, you can keep your phone charged, too, so that – if cell service is available – you can call for help or to make sure that your friends and family know that you’re okay.
Prepare for a lack of service, though, as cell towers may have been damaged or taken offline. That’s when those radios come in very handy. Don’t be caught unprepared.