Strategic Preparedness – Episode 12

The best lanterns to use in a grid-down situation for light

Grid-Down Lighting

Light is an important tool to have. What do you do when you can’t just turn on the switch?

This week we’ll talk about some of the best lanterns and light sources you can get and learn how to use now, so you’re not trying to figure it out after the emergency comes.

It’s critical that you don’t just store away the emergency lighting that you purchase. Get it out and try it to see if it’s going to hold up like you expect! I once had a popular candle people often use in their preparedness supplies, but when I tried it, I found that it got so hot that it melted much too quickly and was unusable. Get out your supplies and see what they really do and practice using them.

Not only do your supplies need to be of good quality, you also need to practice using them. If you don’t know how to properly use things, you’ll find yourself frustrated and discouraged. You may even compromise your safety and the safety of others. Watch videos, take classes, try out things, and do it NOW before tragedy strikes.

Listen to Episode 12

(broadcast December 19, 2016)

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Instructor: Jim Phillips
Jim Phillips is a nationally known speaker and teacher who has professionally taught thousands of classes all across the United States for 40 years. For a number of years prior to this career, his hobby was teaching cold weather safety & survival.

Jim is a strong advocate of self-reliance living and family preparedness. He developed an entire preparedness curriculum by asking himself the question “What if?” and then setting out to discover what actually does and does not work.

The answers he seeks (and then teaches) must be based on true principles derived from first hand experience. Above all else, he believes that attitude and practical knowledge is more critical to survival than having a bunch of “stuff.”