So long story short we lost power at work this morning for nearly two hours; and nearly everyone seemed to be unable to do their job. I work at an architect firm, and while there are certain teams that fully rely on computers; more than 75% of the work done at my office could be done with no electricity. The people that did continue to do their work (mainly redlining/drawing up plans) did so using the ambient light the windows and emergency lighting provided. Seeing as how I sit at one of the darker areas I reached into my Malaga and grabbed my cheapo flashlight, clicked it on and was back to work in all of ten seconds. What just really amazed me was how many people commented on how smart it is to have a flashlight handy. Three to four people mentioned that they had flashlights and headlamps in their vehicles for camping and caving (Northwest Arkansas is a beautiful area for outdoors activities, with lots of water, woods and caves), and ONE other person actually had a light on them. I worked for nearly two hours using a flashlight that costs $.99 (Shipped) on eBay. Went to lunch and it wasn’t until I was eating lunch that I really thought about how scary it was that nearly no one was even slightly prepared for such an event. I was very happily suprised to find this site and others that ate like-minded, but to see this lack of preperation in such a large scale (~200 people) was shocking and disturbing :brickwall: Now I know some of you guys will question the 99 cent light. It was one my dad picked up from eBay (where he makes a living selling stuff) and offered to me off of a whim. I took it to use as a placeholder until I get something better. Not near as nice as some of the ones I’ve seen on here but much, MUCH better than nothing at all.