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Thread: What a Great Idea!!!!

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    We keep a couple on the bar/counter between kitchen and living room standing up in a jar. When we had a power outage, I grabbed one for going down the hall to the bathroom and it worked fabulously. We got ours at the $1 store but they don't have them all the time. And you don't have to worry about who had the flashlight last or where did I put the %# batteries - and there is nothing to tip over for a fire like a candle. Like you, the idea just hit me one day. Thinking of tossing a couple in the car for our trip - not sure why yet, but who knows? :-)

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    Wow, what a great idea thanks for sharing with all of us
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    DH and I did this back in the late 90's when we had an ice storm and no power for two weeks. The solar lights lit the house up just fine. The stores were sold out of solar lights faster then generators the second day. DH learned fast what it takes to make it without power for two weeks! He has everything prepared and keeps updated for power outages. Even bought battery powered fans if it's hot weather. They work great on the deck, so stay in working order. He was an Eagle Scout so being prepared has stayed with him all these years. There are lots of solar powered items available now in electronic catalogs. In the jungle areas batteries can't be use, they corrode too fast so solar is the only option other then generator power. It's amazing to see what is available.
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    I have heard of this, and I went out and bought one.When I put it inside it was a flashing one,with different colours.DH got up during the night,and got a terrible fright.LOL
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    If you point or press the light towards a clear or white milk jug or jar with water in it (closed of course) You will get twice the light out of it (possibly enough to read by) Just magnifies it. Works great camping. Lights up the whole tent.
    Lack of planning on your part does NOT nessessitate an emergency on my part.
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    What a good idea. The ideas you get from this board are something else. Thanks for sharing, (although I thought it was going to be one of your jokes, lol).

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    That is a wonderful idea, i can't believe no one thought of it sooner, thank you for sharing
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    Brilliant!
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    Thanks for sharing this! Our power was out for 5 days after Ike, and it could happen again.

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    What a great idea - thank you for sharing.

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    That's a great idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL View Post
    I loved our solar lights and so did our dog. He chewed them up. They make great chew toys.
    I love the idea of solar lights, but I would be afraid to buy them for the reason you stated, Tanya. We have a chocolate lab, Mazie, and she LOVES plastic!
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