When you’re thinking about items to add to your survival kit, you probably wouldn’t add light sticks to the list. After all, they’re just cheap things you buy for a kid’s birthday party, right?
What if we told you they were so much more? That they could protect your family, your home, and even save your life?
We want you to know all there is to know about this amazing product, so we’ve made a list of five reasons you really should add emergency light sticks to your survival kit.
Trust us, you’ll be thankful you did.
They’re Safer Than Standard Light Sources
We’re not knocking on conventional candles and flashlights, because we know they do their job right. But when it comes to safety, light sticks take the cake.
With candles, the hazard is clear: you’re literally playing with fire. Not only do you need multiple items in order to use a candle (i.e. the candle and something to light it), but you also run the risk of burning yourself or any valuables you own. In the event of a flood or other catastrophe involving water, it would also be hard to light a candle.
Flashlights are safer than candles, but they still come with their own set of problems. The circuits and batteries can corrode over a period of time, and most flashlights aren’t really waterproof unless you buy the expensive ones.
An emergency light stick takes care of all of this. They are very small and portable, can’t catch fire or corrode, and will illuminate a room better than a flashlight.
It sounds like a win-win to us.
They Are Super Cheap
Glow sticks are one of the most inexpensive items you can have in your survival kit, period.
Most of them can be bought for under two dollars and they’re an even better deal when bought in bulk.
What’s more, they’re also very easy to find. You can buy a glow stick from most retail stores, and if you’re in the hunt for a serious emergency light stick, there are a number of sporting goods stores where you can buy them.
They Can Last for a Long Time
The average glow stick can last for a considerable amount of time, too.
Depending on what kind of glow stick you purchase, you can have anywhere from around four to more than 12 hours of light.
This may not sound like a whole lot, but think about it: most mediocre flashlights can only shine continuously for less than six hours before they need a battery change. Glow sticks can last for double the time.
They’re Easy to Pack
These little guys can be stored just about anywhere.
Lightsticks can come in various sizes, from a mere four inches to a whole foot, or even more.
No matter how long the glow stick is, most of them are slim and easy to pack in a survival kit or in your bedroom drawer.
The ease of storage compared to other lighting methods should definitely be a factor in your decision to buy one.
You Can Clip Light Sticks onto Your Kids in an Emergency
When catastrophe strikes, your kids will be the first thing on your mind. Using a glow stick can help make your job easier.
You can buy children’s glow sticks that can come as a bracelet or as a necklace, so when lighting is an issue, you can easily spot your kids and keep them close.
Be Ready for Anything
When it comes to survival and protecting what’s yours, we know exactly what it takes. We believe that light sticks are a must-have survival kit item.
Self-defense is our number one priority, and we believe there’s no better product than pepper spray to do the work. That being said, we also offer a number of other self-defense products and advice for you to be ready for anything.
We look forward to hearing from you soon, and as always, be safe and stay ready.