Winter storms: What to do when the power goes off and it’s icy cold outside

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The power goes out and you’re sheltering inside the house. Outside, the temperature plummets, the wind picks up and it starts to snow. You don’t know when the power will be restored. It might be hours or days. How will you stay warm and safe? How do you get started?

Survival Hax Tactical Flashlight Review

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I had an opportunity to try a review sample of the Survival Hax Tactical LED Flashlight. What’s included? Flashlight Rechargeable 3.7v 18650 battery with plastic sleeve Charger AAA adapter How does it work? Operating the flashlight is very simple.  To turn it on and off, you simply press the green button at the bottom of the flashlight .  Lightly pressing the green button also allows you to switch among the following lighting modes: High […]

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5 Ways to Make Candles Last Longer

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Candles are both decorative and functional.  We tend to use more candles beginning in Thanksgiving and throughout the fall and winter seasons.  They give a great ambiance at the dinner table or throughout the house, and can be used as emergency lighting in a power outage. Soy candles are said to last longer than regular wax candles.  Quick tip:  For emergencies, choose long lasting candles, and don’t forget to store matches next to […]

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Best Emergency Lights for a Power Outage

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Light plays an important role on our emotional well being.  When there is no light our minds can get overly active and in a crisis situation darkness can feed our fears.  Lights allow us to prepare meals, read, work, and feel safe when the sun goes down.  Some […]

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11 Ordinary Things You Can Turn Into Candles

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11 Ordinary Things You Can Turn Into Candles Hopefully you have plenty of lighting options in case the power goes out. But what if you’re away from home when it happens? Or what if your supplies are destroyed or you’re unable to get to them? Sitting in the darkness can be very unsettling, especially on …

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A Safer Candle – Revised

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My mother-in-law’s home caught on fire the day after Thanksgiving, just a few months ago.  She enjoys candle light and seems to use candles more frequently around the holidays. On Black Friday, a candle was left unattended and started the house on fire.  The fire department was… Read More

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OxyLED T-01 Touch Light Product Review

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Hisgadget has a designed a touch operated battery LED light.  Touch lights are great for illuminating any dark area where electric lights just don’t reach.  Touch lights are also very useful as an emergency light, if the power were to go out you would have… Read More

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