Though we usually take it for granted, until it’s gone, light is a bare necessity for us, human beings. Can you imagine your life without light? I certainly can’t. Then again, there are some people, like those who live in the nordic parts of the world, who have gotten used to it throughout the sunless two-months length winter period, and learned how to heavily rely on artificial sources.
I consider anything that has to do with light essential, any sort of flashlight Led torch as well, and I decided to dedicate this post to flashlights, but not in a way you might grow tired of (I’m sure you already had your share of guides on choosing flashlights), an interesting one instead.
Since there is a wide range of flashlights, nowadays based on the latest technology, one can afford to get a high quality product with a variety of features, in terms of beam, brightness, modes, which makes them perfect for a variety of uses – that’s where my focus is.
You probably know the ways a flashlight Led torch can be used for safety, i.e. as a tactical weapon, but there’s another way to use it when it comes to safety as well. Imagine being stuck at a remote area; a flashlight can be helpful in sending SOS light signals.
It can also prove to be indispensable when lighting a fire in an emergency by using the reflector and globe – simply take them out, then point the reflector at the sun, and add a piece of paper in place of the globe, or go with the other alternative which involves breaking the glass and using the filament. You’d have fire in no time.
This next idea is one minimalists would love. Being obsessed with the “less is more” philosophy isn’t always easy, but if you find yourself lacking storage for small items, you can stack them up in the flashlight. It’s also an alternative for a wallet, as it’s the perfect spot for hiding money! With the quality of batteries nowadays, you wouldn’t have to worry about leaks all over the money.
If you haven’t used a flashlight for some games with pets or kids, you missed out on a lot of fun. Cats and dogs are always easy to fool with a flashlight pointed on the floor or a wall, and you’re bound to have a good laugh.
When it comes to fun with kids, there’s the good old game of shapes on walls, but there are plenty more you can try too. Hide and seek in the dark can be even more interesting, or the firefly game (the person holding the flashlight turns it on and off going from spot to spot, making it difficult for the others to catch him/her).
If there are other suggestions you might come up with, or other ways you’ve already used your flashlight for, feel free to share them. The more alternative flashlight use ideas, the better!