In any kind of disaster or emergency situation, light may be a critical factor in your ability to survive in comfort. Having spent many years in the fire service and law enforcement I am very familiar with nighttime emergency situations.
Headlamps are not useful in a combat or security mode, because they don’t have a beam that will reach out far enough. Second, I wouldn’t want a target on my forehead. For medical, rescue or cooking they are great. Headlamps are hands-free flashlights. They have adjustable elastic straps that will allow the headlamp to be worn over hats or helmets.
You can use them for anything from treating a wound to peeling potatoes. If you have to change a child’s diaper you will really appreciate them. They are extremely versatile. I have several around the house that all use AAA batteries. Be sure and standardize your battery sizes.
With a solar charges and rechargeable batteries, they should last for a long time. In a future post I intent to discuss the life span of the different rechargeable batteries.