Many people don’t consider the usefulness of a flashlight, until it’s too late. There are many places where you must have a flashlight handy at all times. Even in broad daylight, you may well find yourself in need of a flashlight.
Your car is your transportation from Point A to Point B and often back to Point A again. If it breaks down and you’re peering under the hood you may well find that flashlight makes this much easier. Even in broad daylight it can be useful. What if you have to crawl under the car and check something? A flashlight is very helpful.
Let’s face it, most basements are dark and dank and can be downright creepy. keep a flashlight at the top of the stairs and you’ll be ahead of the game.
Your garage is the ideal place to store a few flashlights. You may keep one near the door and have it if you need it to find the keys you drop. There are many valuable reasons to keep a flashlight here.
Things that go bump in the night can be nerve wracking. If you keep a flashlight by your bedside you can quickly turn it on without having to jump for the light switch and fumble in the dark for it. You will avoid stepping on something and you’ll easily see your way.
Bug Out Bag
No bug out bag would be complete without a flashlight on hand. Keep one in every bug out bag as well as spare batteries.
Always keep a flashlight handy in your camping gear. Those walks from the tent to the outhouse in the middle of the night will be much easier with a good powerful flashlight. You’ll also be able to use them around the campfire if you drop your roasted marshmallow or simply to find your way around the campsite in the dark.
Whenever you’re out in the dark, whether it be walking back to your car after a movie or sporting event or coming from a restaurant to your car, you should have a flashlight with you. Any would be assailant will cringe if you suddenly shine the light in their eyes. You’ll also be able to see much easier if the footpath is uneven or if you simply can’t get your key in to unlock your car door.
A flashlight can also be used in self defense. Women should always have one in their purse, in their car and men should routinely carry one as well. It’s a “weapon” that you don’t have to register to have on hand. Many flashlights are designed with a heavier end that can pack a powerful wallop to any would be assailant. Always try blinding them with the light first however.
When plugging things in from behind on electronics, a flashlight is a powerful tool that can make the task much easier.
There are many more places where a flashlight would be handy, this list is only a beginning.
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