We posted on our Facebook page:
Dave Best posted this survival tip below, what do you think? “A great idea for your survival kits are garden solar lights! Lite weight, rechargeable, and you can buy them cheap at the end of summer!”
Some comments we received:
Comment #1: We used them several months ago when power was out for several days in the aftermath of tornadoes. Just took them out of the flower beds
Comment #2: If you are thinking of a Solar Flare or EMT, remember to put some with extra batteries in a cardboard box covered in aluminum foil along with your solar lights, and whatever else you don’t want a surge to destroy.
Comment #3: We used those for during a power outage. Cut the spike off and charge them in the sun all day, then bring them in at night. Worked great. They aren’t very bright and not so good in an area you need to work, but just so you aren’t bumping into things in the night, they’re great. We lined the hallway with them.
Comment #4: The garden solar lights are good for lighting in the house, about 12 is fine. Not a bright light, about 1/2 candle power, but beats being in the dark. Fill a small jar with water to increase the brightest, but don’t put in the water. A great back up light or camplight for hunting or basecamp, just stick it around camp and you can see it for miles.