If there’s power In the house. Find a suitable plug socket say at the foot of the staircase, plug in a low powered light or one of those small lights for children’s bedrooms.
We are lucky that one light at foot of stairs covers whole house. Why not have 2 or more if required.
Check if your mobile phone has a built in lamp and know how to use it if you out and about.
If no power, a elect. Cut like the other night. We have small torches around the house, bedside cabinet, coffee table draw etc. The best we find is one which you turn the “cap” and pull top up and it becomes a lantern.
We have no street lighting out in the sticks and it can be just Black if there is cloud cover. Usually the moon helps, starlight, and the distant street lighting from Harrogate 7.5 miles away.
On occasions the glow from Leeds and Bradford brighten the sky to the South. But that is just letting know which way your facing in our case the front of the house.
If a power cut at night, stop and stand or sit still and think where you are, and before moving plan what you are going to do. You could have been watching the box so it’s going to take a minute or so for eyes to adjust. Know where your junction or fuse box is and how to reset the switches.
When I was training people to Scuba dive I would tell them to switch off all the lights at home and try to walk around the house without bumping into anything. Yes use hands etc to touch items so that you know where you are.
This was. So IF they got into a lot of stirred up silt they hopefully would not panic. Worst case inside a wreck their air bubbles loosen a lot of rust or silt from over head.
Hope this is a waste of time and you have it covered.
Night Allan C.
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