Originally Posted by anniegb
Manuel - I have one I know where it is and I can find the stock of candles in the dark along with matches.
In my younger days when I youth hostelled I did carry a torch but I haven't had need to use a torch in over 30 years - touch wood.
I live in hurricane territory, as such I keep flashlights everywhere in my apt. Combined to that when I lived in Chicago in 99, my apt was powerless for over 48 hours when the neighborhood transformer blew out. So it was quite dark everywhere. Lots of people carrying flashlights that weekend. I guess it just all depends on where you live as to what "just in case" stuff you keep nearby.