I am our ward's Provident Living specialist. This blog will be the place to store all the handouts and information I give out to my ward in North Carolina.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Another report on "One Night Without Electric Lights"
We went without power a week ago Sunday. My favorite light was the headlamp I took from my husband. Lots of light right where I needed it.....which was where ever I was looking. I need to get a good one for each of my family members. My husband's is lightweight, but durable. I think a heavy one would bother me. (Note from Amy: I think she is right. The heavy one I used needed a tight elastic band to hold it up, and it gave me a headache.)
Another winner was our solar yard lights. We charged 4 of them. My youngest children used them for night lights and they shone all night, plus the next night when they wanted to use them again for fun.
We also used a oil hurricane lamp for the first time. It was much easier to use than I thought it would be. It wasn't as bright as the headlamp and the light was very yellow, which was a stark contrast to the bright white led light of the headlamp. It was fine, but not as useful as I thought it would be. I think having a couple of them burning in the same room would be more helpful, but I would need to store a lot more oil for that.