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Are you ready ..? #535745
04/06/19 06:20 AM
04/06/19 06:20 AM
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Posts: 6,224
San Pedro AC Belize
Diane Campbell Offline OP
Diane Campbell  Offline OP
Yesterday was a wake-up call.....

There is nothing quite like a protracted power outage to remind you that flashlights need fresh batteries, 5 candles is not enough, just how good canned food can taste when cooking is not so easy, and that it's pretty important to keep your cel-phone charged - - -
Nothing quite like a late night cry for "HELP" to remind you that 911 can work, that flashlights need fresh new batteries, that it's pretty important to keep your cel-phone charged ---

Even when it's not hurricane season, staying prepared keeps us safer and more comfortable. Sometimes we forget - and it's good to have a reminder.

And a post-script to the events referenced here:
The power came back on before dark, the spaghetti was ok, the cry for help was a (very) drunk, muddy, one-shoed golf-cart-driving tourist who had lost his way back to his hotel, who thought maybe he'd also lost his wife (later discovered that she was fine back at the hotel). Police response was prompt, professional and patient. BTW - said muddy-man said he was on his honey-moon. Any bets on how the love-birds are doing this morning?
And as for myself - today I'll be taking inventory of flashlights, batteries and candles .....

Re: Are you ready ..? [Re: Diane Campbell] #535875
04/13/19 04:04 PM
04/13/19 04:04 PM
Joined: Sep 2018
Posts: 49
Pennsylvania, Belize
Ecotrekker56 Offline
Ecotrekker56  Offline
I try to keep several solar charged lanterns and solar spare battery packs around. Also a bag of charcoal can be a life saver...

Re: Are you ready ..? [Re: Diane Campbell] #551682
07/22/21 02:24 PM
07/22/21 02:24 PM
Joined: Jul 2021
Posts: 1
DickensCar Offline
DickensCar  Offline
Yes, the situation is familiar. You have to learn from such situations. I've had situations where I've been left completely without power at home, and more than once. I decided that I needed to have an additional source of light at home, not from electricity. I bought LED lights here , which can even be immersed in water, in emergency situations. I heard about them from a friend, he often goes camping, and he said that this thing will not leave without light, for sure. I have several of these in my house, my car, and one hanging from a tree in my yard. And yes, we should get solar lights, too, to make it even quieter.

Last edited by DickensCar; 07/25/21 04:40 PM.

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