Floods, fires, tornadoes, and hurricanes — with these disasters all-too-frequently making headlines, it’s a perfect reminder of just how important it is to be prepared. One of the easiest ways to do so is to put together an emergency kit with all the essential items you might need so that when the unthinkable strikes, you’ll be ready to respond.
Although the contents of your emergency kit should be tailored to your needs, one item that’s universally agreed upon is a flashlight. Whether the power is out for a few hours or you need to evacuate your home, this all-important tool keeps you from sitting in the dark and can also serve as a location beacon for rescue teams.
If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve put together some of our favorite flashlights and accessories in today’s blog so you can get your emergency kit in top shape.
Why you need one: If you want to be ready for any emergency, big or small, it all starts with your everyday carry gear. Having a small, dedicated flashlight on your person helps ensure that when you need a burst of light or the power goes out, you’ll have what you need on hand.
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