National Preparedness Month Daily Challenge: Day 17
Yesterday, we went a bit darker with our challenge, so today, we’ll go with a simpler – but very worthwhile – task to balance things out.
If you missed the previous challenges, you can catch up here:
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Day 7
- Day 8
- Day 9
- Day 10
- Day 11
- Day 12
- Day 13
- Day 14
- Day 15
- Day 16
So, let’s come back from the dark side of yesterday’s challenge.
This is a very simple task and will make your life much easier in the event of a late-night power outage.
Add a complete light source to every room of the house. This can be, for example, a flashlight, a candle with a book of matches tucked under the holder (or a lighter – but a candle alone won’t do much good), an oil lamp, or an LED headlamp. (We have these headlamps and love them.) An idea for the kiddos is a toy that glows on demand. We also keep large spotlight-type flashlights beside each door to the outside, a habit we developed when we lived out in the boonies with lots of wildlife.
Here’s an article about emergency light sources for some lighting inspiration.
What is your favorite kind of emergency lighting?
Do you prefer the old-fashioned stuff or the new stuff? Did you have rooms that were missing emergency lighting? What kind of lighting do you suggest for children?
Share your thoughts in the comments! And here’s the forum post where you can win some prizes 🙂
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