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It's time to get a Generator and some Solar Lanterns.



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Dolly Welsh




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Apr 18 2024, 7:37 pm
It's time to have a little flashlight on every key chain in the family, children included.
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patzer




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Apr 18 2024, 7:48 pm
Where do you live, and what are you afraid of?
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Dolly Welsh




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Apr 18 2024, 7:54 pm
I am reading the news.

It is NEVER imprudent or stupid to have some preparations for unpleasant things such as power outages.

Blackouts happen. Stuff happens.
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sequoia




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Apr 18 2024, 8:01 pm
Oooh I’m the expert.

1. Flashlights: both kinds. The kind that runs on batteries and the kind that can be charged.

2. Headset flashlight, like the kind that miners wear. There were a few months in Kyiv when it was a very important bathroom accessory.

3. Inverters. Generators are smelly, noisy, and you need a space for them to run outdoors.

4. Candles. Nice scented ones. Makes a difference.

5. Drinking water.

6. Snacks. Hopefully you won’t end up eating all your coconut macaroons before Pesach.
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Blessing1




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Apr 18 2024, 8:05 pm
What's going on?
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patzer




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Apr 18 2024, 8:13 pm
Dolly Welsh wrote:
I am reading the news.

It is NEVER imprudent or stupid to have some preparations for unpleasant things such as power outages.

Blackouts happen. Stuff happens.


No, of course not! But I've had blackouts in the past, and have always found ordinary flashlights and candles to be adequate.


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Dolly Welsh




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Apr 18 2024, 8:51 pm
patzer wrote:
No, of course not! Not I've had blackouts in the past, and have always found ordinary flashlights and candles to be adequate.


Sure.

But it is good to have a little one on the key chain, because if a blackout comes when you are not home, and it is night, you need that little one to find those other things. It is a small thing but it can make a huge difference, and you can always find it by feel. It's right on your keys.

Small children really appreciate Mom's key chain flashlight. They don't like dark.

As for solar lanterns and chargers, if the blackout lasts for a while, you will be prepared, because the sun will come up, even if your batteries are dead and you are out of candles. Candles get used up fast.

Emergency night lights that you plug into the outlet and that go on if the power is interrupted, are great things. They mean nobody hurts himself lurching around the house in the dark. Their light is not much but it is enough to not bump into things. They last an hour.

They are especially good on or near stairs.

An hour is enough to get everybody into bed, a safer place to be in a blackout.

They recharge when the power comes back on. They are not solar.
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shanarishona




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Apr 18 2024, 11:24 pm
This is great.
Can you please bump this thread after pesach so I can work on this?
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patzer




 
 
    
 

Post Sun, May 05 2024, 9:11 am
shanarishona wrote:
This is great.
Can you please bump this thread after pesach so I can work on this?


We can! Hi
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BH Yom Yom




 
 
    
 

Post Sun, May 05 2024, 9:14 am
I would be grateful for any links to flashlights that people recommend!
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