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.