Pack a Flashlight

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Pack a flashlight or two. I always, always, always pack a flash light. If I'm traveling by car I pack a flashlight. If I'm traveling by plane, I always pack a flashlight. Going for a quick wk-end or a nice long vacation, yep I pack a flashlight in either case.
WHY?
  1. Electric can go off anywhere, anytime. After all it goes off at home, right? Why wouldn't it go off due to a storm or electrical problem when you're traveling?
  2. Hotel rooms are dark, which is really nice when you're trying to get some sleep; but when you wake up in different places all the time can you see your way to bathroom in the middle of night? Not normally. Thus the little flashlight on the right in above picture is something always packed in my ditty bag for all trips, long or short. It's always placed on my bedside nightstand in hotel rooms. It always get's used!
  3. The flashlight on the left is a new item we've gotten really hooked on. You do not need batteries! Batteries are heavy. Regular batteries are expensive, always have to be replaced and are not at all environmentally friendly. If you use (and we do 99.9% of the time), rechargeable batteries, then you need to be sure and pack the recharger. This flashlights run by being cranked up. See the handle? You crank it a few times, then snap it back down and you have light. We've tested it out. We cranked about 40 times and it ran all night. It's small, lightweight, easy to use and the light has 2 levels--regular and bright. So, it really is one that you can see with.
  4. If traveling by car, hubby usually has a large heavy duty flashlight in the car. This is a safety must! If you're on the road at night and have a problem, you really do need to see what you're doing. Maybe you need to change a flat, hard to do without a good flashlight.
Sometimes we're caught off guard and things happen one doesn't expect, with truly with a little bit of forethought and planning you can be prepared for almost anything. Being prepared, being organized can make your trips so much more enjoyable. Being organized, being safe and planning ahead can make what could be a bad situation nothing more then a little bump in the road.
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  1. Really excellent advice that people rarely follow, and they probably rarely even think about it. Trying to find your way about in the dark in a strange place is no joke. My sister had a terrible fall that way, on a badly lit path, not even a power cut.

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  2. I think this post is very important for traveler. They may get their safe way reading this post.

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  3. It's true! a flashlight can save us from a lot of troubles when traveling. On the other hand, I always, always have with me a box of matches.

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  4. Anne, I never carry matches. Would that be as handy when you're trying to see y our way int o the bathroom, or changing a tire? They're smaller certainly; but somehow that doesn't seem as useful to me as a flashlight.

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  6. i agree, especially these days i like to take pic of sunrise and sunset, roaming in the dark would be difficult.

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