Flashlights & Lanterns
One of the most important items to have in your emergency kit is a good flashlight. During an emergency, it is likely that power may be disrupted and you will not have any lights. Check your flashlights and batteries on a regular basis to ensure that they are in good working order and keep spare batteries on hand in case the emergency lasts longer than you anticipate. Dynamo or hand crank flashlights are a great option because they don't require batteries.