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Old 05-17-2013, 06:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Light Sources when electricity isn't available.

I forgot all about this idea until I just seen it posted.

Add any other ideas you might have to the thread !!!


This is diffused lighting. When you have a straight beam of light but need ambient lighting. This happens to be strap on head light using batteries. Strap it around your gallon jug of water or clear liquid.
I see these type cheap lights at Harbor Freight on sale for like $3 each. They run off of 2 AA batteries.

Strap-on and batteries, just don't go in the same sentence for some reason !!!

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And if you run out of batteries you can take a can of Crisco (any shortening will do) and make a hole down through the middle of it. Insert a wick and light it. You've got a candle that will last a long time. I tried this and it works. Go to Walmart and buy some of those cheap kerosene lantern wicks. They work great.

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It is nothing new or unknown bit these still work as well as they always did.

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Originally Posted by oppo View Post
It is nothing new or unknown bit these still work as well as they always did.

I've got 2 of those I've used for years and years everytime we've lost power in storms. They do put off alot of light, Lamp Oil last quite a long time, and you can even use straight Kerosene if you have it handy and don't have lamp oil. I've just never used them in an outdoor situation. I be one of those that ended up breaking the globes.
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good stuff.

Right now (pre SHTF) camdles are super cheap too.

I I bought a bunch of them.
Lots of bics too.

I know Bics are not sustainable but they last sooo long and are also cheap

And even after being used up will still generate sparks for fire starting!
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Originally Posted by hotrodpc View Post
I forgot all about this idea until I just seen it posted.

Add any other ideas you might have to the thread !!!


This is diffused lighting. When you have a straight beam of light but need ambient lighting. This happens to be strap on head light using batteries. Strap it around your gallon jug of water or clear liquid.
I see these type cheap lights at Harbor Freight on sale for like $3 each. They run off of 2 AA batteries.

Strap-on and batteries, just don't go in the same sentence for some reason !!!

Would have never thought of this, something to remember for me
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Coleman Lantern for the win!

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Old 05-22-2013, 10:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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Originally Posted by Mockstar View Post
Coleman Lantern for the win!

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That's a 1 time use for me, then the mantles tear or break, so I usually don't have them handy. I"ll always have a gallon of water and I do have strap on lights for the kids to play with at night at the property, but I can't find that damn things or I'd be using this method right now. Still no power in most of Moore, OK.
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Resurrecting this thread - I saw those strap on head lights at Walmart for a buck a piece when I was there yesterday. Light provided by 3 LEDs.
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No power extreme heat or cold , all can add to civil unrest. Cold has a way of slowing things down. When the stuff in the fridge starts to melt put it on the back porch. Most power company's are way understaffed in the field ,more administration than needed and don't fix it till it is broken is a bitch when it all comes down at the same time. GODs speed and safety to the crews and people in need. I like the Colman led lanterns.

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