National Preparedness Month Daily Challenge: Day 17

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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:

Today’s Challenge

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 🙂


Daisy Luther

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Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites.  1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, 2)  The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived, and 3), an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. She is widely republished across alternative media and  Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.

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