Category Archives: lighting

Sewer Backups or Flooding, How to Clean Up After One

The other day we put up a post on the problems of sewer backups that can be caused by a major disaster or flooding.  Remember that after a major disaster or disruption of services that many of the flood control … Continue reading

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Improvised Lamp from a Soda Can

This morning I found a soda can in our house, this is a rare thing since neither one of us drinks much soda.  After looking at it for a couple of minutes, I got to wondering what I could make … Continue reading

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Making Tallow Candles

Here is another good entry by Darlene in our writing contest highlighting a practical skill. Howard “Waste Not, Want Not” is one of my mama’s old sayings, and women from generations past were great at using things that they had … Continue reading

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New Duracell 1000 Lumen Flashlight

One thing that I try to do periodically is tell you when I find a good buy on something.  Well yesterday, a friend was over and showed me his new 1000 lumen Durabeam Ultra flashlight.  It is made by Duracell … Continue reading

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Charging and Maintaining Sealed Lead Acid Batteries

In my preps I have some sealed lead acid batteries, both 100 amp gel cells and some 7.5 amp batteries made into 12-volt battery packs.  See my old post A Simple 12 Volt Battery Pack., each pack contains two 7.5 amp 12 … Continue reading

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Crayons for Light, is it a myth?

On face book and other sites I keep getting all of these survival tips, now don’t get me wrong I like to get them.  But at the same time look at some of them with a bit of skepticism.  It … Continue reading

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Hybrid Solar Headlamp, a Review

I like flashlights, my wife says, I am obsessed with them I have so many.  There are all kinds of different ones around the house from expensive to cheap.  Even I will admit I have way more than I need.  … Continue reading

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The T-Lite LED Lighting System Works Great, When the Power is Out

I normally don’t repeat a post, but I am about to make an exception in this case.  Most of this information was posted a couple of years ago.  It is about the T-Lite LED lighting system made by Sundaya.  The … Continue reading

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Luci, a Neat Little Solar Powered Lantern.

The other day I received Luci by MPOWERD in the mail.  This is a small inflatable solar powered lantern that is very lightweight at less than 4 ounces.  It is about 5 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick when … Continue reading

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What Color Light Should You use at Night to Protect Your Night Vision

For as long as I can remember, I have been told to use red lights at night to protect my night vision.  This has been used by the military since before WW2.  Recently, the US military has changed from red … Continue reading

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