Friday, October 5, 2018
Daily Preparedness Tip: Make Sure Your Gear Works
There is a park behind my house. It's a good sized place which is usually pretty quite. While having coffee on our upstairs deck yesterday I noticed a bicycle parked next to a tree and some feet sticking out from the side of the tree. Probably a homeless guy taking a nap. So we left for the day and came back in the evening when it was already dark. I wanted to make sure the guy had either left or at least changed positions so I would know he wasn't dead so I picked up a flashlight...and found that the range of the flashlight was significantly shorter than the distance to the tree. So I got a better flashlight out of my vehicle and had the same problem. Apparently I have only needed flashlights to see things close up in the dark and not things at a distance. Needless to say, a very bright light is now on my shopping list. FWIW the guy was gone this morning.