Brighter and bet­ter than ever

American Survival Guide - - TABLE OF CONTENTS - By Michael D’angona

Be­ing out in the dark can be very scary. It can in­stantly in­ten­sify al­ready-jit­tery nerves and in­crease fears that might oth­er­wise seem un­jus­ti­fied or even silly when the same area is illuminated in the light of day. In ad­di­tion, not know­ing what is ahead of you or lurk­ing around the next cor­ner, rock or tree can re­sult in un­fore­seen in­juries, mak­ing a wrong turn, which could prove equally dis­as­trous, or be­com­ing the tar­get of an un­known stalker bent on mak­ing you his next vic­tim.

But, like fire pro­vid­ing com­fort to weary hik­ers in the dead of night, hand­held flash­lights of all sizes, styles and pur­poses can help pierce the veil of night and al­low the wielder to re­gain con­trol of the sit­u­a­tion.

A sim­ple flash­light can put a per­son’s wor­ries and mis­placed fears far be­hind them while pro­vid­ing them the means to con­tinue on­ward if lost, emit a sig­nal to res­cuers or send a mes­sage to any­one out to do them harm that they are not a de­fense­less tar­get.

Flash­lights serve many pur­poses; it’s time to “shine some light” on these vi­tal emer­gency tools.

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