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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Survival Tool: The Flashlight

No doubt that when most preppers sit down and make a list of survival supplies to stock up on – a flashlight is one of the first things thought of.

I have made no secret that I have a serious flashlight fetish. I have flashlights scattered all of my house and in my cars. There is a flashlight in each of my kids rooms – and they all have batteries in them and work. The importance of a flashlight in an emergency cannot be overstated. Power out? So is your ability to see in the dark. If you are reading this blog – I do not have to go into detail why your should have several flashlights around.


If you are not familiar with LED technology in flashlights – let me enlighten you. LED flashlights have come along way in the past few years. Today – they are extremely bright, durable, and the batteries last much longer than common flashlights of the same brightness. The bulbs last nearly forever which is a big plus.

There are some very nice LED flashlights available at your local department store as well as from many of my sponsors.

LED flashlights should be purchased knowing how bright they are. Flashlight brightness is measured in lumen’s. A few years ago a LED flashlight was pretty good to be throwing out 8-10 lumen’s. Today’s high-tech LEDs can easily throw out over 100 lumen’s – and at pretty reasonable prices.

A few of my LED flashlights.

Here are a few choices available on Amazon – and possibly locally:

Rayovac 3 watt 80 Lumens - I own this one.

MAGLITE XL100 LED Flashlight, Black - about $35.00

Nu-Flare Ultrabright LED Aluminum Flashlight - - 210 Lumens!!!!

I am slowly but surely fading out “regular” flashlights and replacing them with LEDs. They are just far superior with the brightness and long battery life. In response to another recent post I did on flashlights – one reader mentioned about the vulnerability of LED lights to EMP. I had never considered this before. So – I did some research and here is what I have found:

  • No one knows for sure. Until the time comes that there is an actual EMP attack – opinions on the effects of a variety of electrical equipment including flashlights – are just that – opinions.
  • Small electronics such as AM/Fm radios and LED flashlights (both LED and regular) are not effected by EMP to a great level to to theirvery short conductors. EMP likes long wires such as power lines to capture the EMP.
  • LED flashlights will be dead after an EMP attack. There are those that state that pretty much any electronics will be toast. So – let’s hope there is no EMP attack.

Alright – enough about flashlights. If you do not have a bunch of them with extra batteries…….get them. Buy them cheap, buy them large, buy them small – but just buy them.

Oh yeah – don’t forget the extra batteries.

Rourke ModernSurvivalOnline

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1 comment:

John said...

A couple weeks back I was digging through a storage space I hadn't looked into for a while because I was reorganizing a few things. I came across a dynamo flashlight I bought pre-Y2K. You have to keep squeezing it with your hand to activate the light. As a result, your hand moves the light around, and your hand really gets a work out. It's not very efficient and easily burns out bulbs, as I recall. Fortunately, I had a bag with half a dozen bulbs for it. Not much of a light, but it is what it is. Yes, I do have some LED flashlights, too, including one in a CC Observer radio.
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