July 17th 2013

aspire to greatness

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July 16th 2013

chains

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July 12th 2013

religion is an insult

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July 6th 2013

mother earth has rights

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July 5th 2013

foolish things

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July 1st 2013

kindness

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Blackouts

Fun fact: Electricity isn’t guaranteed.

About a week ago now my neighborhood experienced a blackout after a transformer failed during a mild thunderstorm. That’s right, MILD. The weather doesn’t have to be obnoxious for the power to go out, folks.

Now for most of us blackouts aren’t a big deal but think about what a blackout does to people who are legally blind. In my house hold this is a huge concern.

Candle light is not very bright. If you’ve ever tried to make your way through your house with just a candle you’ve undoubtedly run into furniture. Now imagine that you were legally blind- the shadow factor increases exponentially.

To combat this issue in my home I’ve made it a point to have gallon water jugs on hand, clear duct tape and LED light tap on/off battery powered lights. When the lights go out, we have nice milk jug lamps.

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Just place the flash inward, against the gallon jug filled with water and duct tape it on. The water helps amplify the light. Works awesomely for my family and I believe it can help yours too!

IMG_20130701_004128 (1)Beyond blackouts these lamps can come in handy if you want to save money on your electrical bill. Of course it’s not as bright as a regular light bulb, but it gets the job done.

This is also makes a great and safe lights to have in your tent when camping.

Make sure that you have the appropriate batteries for these flashlights. I believe mine takes triple A but double check and watch the dates.

I hope you find this of use. And remember, as my mother always says, better to have it and not need than to not have it and need it.

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