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Flashlights and Batteries and Candles

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Just thinking about light for my house when power is compromised. I was thinking candles for constant light however they can be messy. What about lanterns with smokeless oil? That seems a good alternative. Any suggestions or thoughts?

As far as flashlights, there are so many. Suggestions, I see a lot on Amazon with CREE LED's.

What is best to keep in mind as far as power source? meaning CR123 or some other battery? Is there one rechargeable that is better than another and how long will it hold a chare without being used? Don't want to get caught with no power. Maybe some dry cells as a back-up?
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The nice thing about candles is that they don't require any batteries. Downsides are yes they can be messy and there's the obvious fire hazard. Anything battery operated is of course limited by its battery life. If the power goes out you're not going to be able to recharge your re-chargeable gizmos from the grid so unless you've got a solar powered charger you're going to have to stock up on batteries. It would probably be a good idea to have both candles and battery powered light. Although when SHTF you may not want to do much after dark anyway to avoid unwanted attention. Light and noise discipline are good skills to hone.
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