high quality flashlights for emergencies

What are the most efficient flashlights available today? With so many choices out there, how do you find the best fit for you? Here are a few suggestions that should help you make the decision of which flashlight fits your needs best.

Personal Flashlight or Tactical Flashlight??
You need to decide between a personal flashlight or a tactical flashlight. Your environment and situation will help dictate the best fit for you. Do you need the flashlight to be waterproof? Generally a tactical flashlight means it is much more durable than a personal flashlight. It usually has a strobe and or can be used as a weapon in a life or death situation. A tactical flashlight needs three basic things: reliability, easy use, and mission specific features. Do you need an extremely durable flashlight or will a cheaper model work for you?

Which Size??
The size of a flashlight is something you should consider. For those who are always busy or for those who have limited space, you might think about choosing the more condensed size. They are easier to carry around and you can quickly remove them from a bag or pocket. Be sure that the size does not compromise the efficiency of the flashlight.

Which Type of Light??
What lighting technology so you prefer? There two most basic types of flashlights are LED flashlights or Incandescent flashlights. Incandescents are are gas filled lamps used for high performance. LED stands for light emitting diodes. LED bulbs are very durable and longer lasting. If you want the more impressive light, you should consider LEDs. LED’s are far more durable as they do not have fragile parts inside. Most of them are also shatter-proof so they can still work even if you drop it. LED lighting also boasts much longer battery life and longevity of the bulb. This means there is less maintenance required and much more reliability.

Which Type of Power Supply??
What type of power supply is most convenient for you? Many flashlights use standard batteries such as Double A, Triple A, D and C cell. Flashlights that use this type of power supply can be expensive and frustrating if you run out of new batteries. It is much more convenient to just purchase a flashlight that uses rechargeable batteries. Rechargeable flashlights will save you money over time. There are also solar powered flashlights, but you will still need to recharge solar energy flashlights. This could be a great choice if you do not have access to a charging station.

Read The Reviews!!
When you finally think you have made a choice, make sure to read some reviews. There are many free flashlight reviews available on the internet. These reviews can be very helpful in helping you find the flashlight that works well for your needs. Don’t base your choice purely on review sites alone. Sometimes manufacturers pay those review sites. You also want to read reviews from customers just like yourself. Someone who has actually purchased that model. Choose brands that have been rated highly as they typically tend to undergo more quality manufacturing.

Flashlights can be very convenient to have on hand. You can use them in your home, garage, car, workplace, RV, boat, etc. You can use them in an emergency situations. Flashlights can also be used as a self-defense weapon. This is why choosing the most trustworthy flashlight is necessary. You want it to be reliable when you need it the most. You want to choose something durable, reliable, easy to handle and easy to use (especially under stress).

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Susann Stacy: Ky. woman’s horrifying Facebook ‘selfie’ may have saved her life

A Kentucky woman, beaten bloody by her husband, used her cell phone to take a “selfie” – a self-image picture – and sent it out via Facebook with a call for help. The Business Insider reported Thursday that Susann Stacy’s horrific photo of her broken face and her urgent plea – “Help please anyone” – likely saved her life.

Stacy told police her husband, Donnie Stacy, confronted her after he overheard her on the phone talking in their bathroom to another man. The police report says he used a handgun to beat her and ripped out the phone line so she could not call for help.

According to the report, although Stacy had no reception on her cell phone, she did have Wi-Fi connectivity, so she sent out her selfie to her Facebook friends. Fortunately, one of her friends saw Stacy’s shocking photo and immediately phoned 911.

Leslie County Sheriff’s Deputy Sam Mullins commented on Stacy’s injuries.

“Several lacerations to the head. They appeared to be bad but we really couldn’t tell at the time, due to her hair was matted to her, and the blood,” Mullins said.

The couple lives in rural Leslie County, Ky. with a young son. Deputy Mullins said when they arrived, Donnie had fled the home, but was arrested a short time later. Police found the loaded weapon in the couple’s backyard by their son’s tire swing.

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National Eating Disorders Week hopes to raise awareness: How to get help

Designed to raise awareness of conditions such as anorexia and bulimia, National Eating Disorders Week occurs Feb. 23 to March 1. It’s also intended to help sufferers, parents and friends discover how to get help as well as what to do to prevent these diseases, reported Forbes on Feb. 22.

The three main types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder, but the causes and solutions are not so easily categorized, say experts.

“Eating disorders are complicated and vexing problems and we don’t exactly understand the pathophysiology of them,” noted Dr. Aaron Krasner, a practicing psychiatrist, and Director of the Adolescent Transitional Living Program at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut.

“Certainly there is both a genetic component and an environmental component,” he added. But “it is not a one size fits all remedy or a preventive strategy.”

An estimated 10 million women and one million men in the United States suffer from an eating disorder, according to the Eating Disorder Foundation.

And eating disorders do not discriminate: Addiction specialist Drew Pinksy’s daughter Paulina just revealed that she battled bulimia and anorexia for seven years, reported USA Today on Feb. 24.

“Purging eight times in one day to cope with the emotional stress of being home during spring break had finally scared me enough to take action,” she wrote in an essay on body shame.

One of the keys to recovery: Talking about it rather than trying to hide the disorder, says Paulina.

“For me, talking about it normalizes talking about it. Eating disorders shouldn’t be a secret because that’s what perpetuates them,” she explained.

Dr. Drew said he takes pride in his daughter’s decision to get help.

“When she recognized she needed help she sought treatment and actively engaged in the process. And now she is using her insights to help others,” he stated.

But for those with eating disorders, the path to recovery can be long and difficult, revealed Jenni Schaefer recently in the Huffington Post. She’s the author of “Almost Anorexic: Is My (or My Loved One’s) Relationship with Food a Problem? (The Almost Effect)” and “Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too” (click for details).

Even after getting professional help, Jenni remained too thin. And she was obsessed with the “thigh gap” look symptomatic of women who are unnaturally slender.

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