Each year, blackouts become far more frequent. It simply makes sense to have some kind of backup plan to provide light in the family home.
Sure, you have a flashlight and a candle, but you can do so much more to make your home brighter.
Here are four ideas – ideas that you even might want to incorporate in your off-grid adventures, such as camping.
1. A bottle with a flashlight. A water bottle and a flashlight can be transformed into a bright lantern you can sit on the table or kitchen counter. Peel off any paper or labels from the bottle. Fill the bottle with water and leave off the lid. Put your flashlight on top of the bottle, with the light facing into it. You can wrap a strip of duct tape around the flashlight to keep it in place. The water will refract the light, creating a nice, bright orb that will allow your hands to be free. Similarly, you can place a headlamp around the bottle or jug, and point the light inward.
2. A balloon and a flashlight. You will need to blow up the balloon. Go bigger or smaller, depending on how big you want your lantern.