Do you carry a torch with you?

Do you still have torchlights around? - Do you still have torchlights with you or at home?
@whyaskq (7532)
Singapore
June 28, 2007 11:36am CST
I am sure where ever we live in, we have electricity readily available unlike the olden days where people use kerosene lamps or kerosene torches. I remember once there were frequent power failures. It wasn't that bad at home as we stock candles then. However, when I am outside on the way home, it is really bad. I make a point to carry a torch with me. It was a little plastic one which uses only single AAA battery. Now that the electricty is stable and there seems to be no more power failures, I leave the torch at home. I no longer carry it around. However, my friend continues to do so. He finds it more convenient having a torch around. Friends, do you still have torches at home? Or are you like my friend who carries one in his bag? Why do you carry a torch light around? What sort of torch light do you have or carry with you? Or you no longer use torches any more?
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@mohit1123 (564)
• India
28 Jun 07
Not exactly, I use the torch in my mobile. Since that is one thing which is always with you. And no extra weight. Real good use of a mobile phone incase of emergency.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
29 Jun 07
agree that the torch in mobile is convenient. which model is your mobile?
• India
30 Jun 07
Reliance camera phone. I dont remember the Model no. I search and let you know.
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@ocalhoun (199)
• United States
28 Jun 07
I quite often do; I even still keep candles and kerosene lamps around, because here in Florida, the electrical grid has never been very reliable, because it is the lightning capitol of the US. Add to that, the fact that the power grid has been even worse since the 3 hurricanes in one year, with another bad one the next, necessitating many repairs, reroutings, and repairs on top of repairs. The power goes out around 4 times a week nowadays. My favorite is a big 4 D-cell Mag Light. Indestructible, water resistant, extremely powerful, very reliable, and solidly built. It has an adjustable beam, and even a spare bulb stored on the end cap.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
29 Jun 07
The down time is rather bad, isn't it? It definitely pays to have a strong standby light ready.
@ocalhoun (199)
• United States
30 Jun 07
That, and I often go places where there never has been electricity, and sometimes in the dark, so having a nice light is essential.
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
28 Jun 07
I have two at home, one in the kitchen and one in our bedroom just incase we need it. I also have a few candles as well. I use to carry a small torch light but lost it along the way.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
29 Jun 07
It seems you are every ready prepared. Do you get power failures often?
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Not where we are now but when we were living in Samoa, it was a common occurence. I suppose it is just out of habit I have a few at home with us now!
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• Netherlands
29 Jun 07
I love carrying all those small handy gadget in my bags everywhere. Including torch penlite (small ones of course). So, yea...I'm kinda like your friend. The habits of carrying torch light actually comes from my dad. We drive car a lot....so, it will be handy to have one as our car broke down somewhere and we need extra light too see. So, for me it's always handy to carry one.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
29 Jun 07
yes, for emergency use.
@lucky_witch (2711)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
Yes, I prefer to take one with me always...as much as possible take everything that I guess in emergency I'll be needing...like nailcutters, scissors, pen but the problem is I always forget it. sometimes I have to buy a couple of it and put it in each every bag I have... Back to the torch topic, I have a key chain that is a torch...and I always bring it... I have it in my key so i never forget it.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
29 Jun 07
I guess you must be carrying a big bag around where ever you go? And you have many bags all ready packed with the basic essentials?
@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
28 Jun 07
I have a big one in the car, another big one in the house, several smaller ones, too, one is in my purse. I have kerosene lamps and lots of candles at hand in the house. The little light I have comes in handy at times when I want to see something in the dark. The other night I cam home and the bulb had burned out outdoors. I had the little torch and my key and could open up the entrance door easily this way. The broken bulb I exchanged then the next day. So little torches are not only good when the electricity is down but in every day life, too.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
29 Jun 07
Yes, the little torch is handy provided it don't play you out when you need it most. At times, I was fooled by it!
@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
6 Mar 08
During those brownouts and blackouts I used to carry on small flashlights which I can use when its night time and no electricty out side. Nowadays I dont carry it always but when I am on a seminar or on a trip far from our place I usually carry that small flashlight. I see to it also that I carry with me a lighter or a match which is also very necessary incase of emergency.
@dpk262006 (56148)
• Delhi, India
3 Jul 07
Yes, I do carry a torch when I am travelling long distance and I have two handy torches at home also...in case of an emergency or othewise for looking something in darkness.
• Pakistan
29 Jun 07
In this era when we all are so dependent at electricity and we can not live with it. all our appliances work with it. and having a torch with one self is so ecessary but now a daz mobiles have weakend thiss need by having a light in it. i have a mobile so i dont need any torch now.
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• India
29 Jun 07
I have a mobile phone with flashlight, I will carry it whenever I am going out, so no need to use a torch light separately
• Pakistan
29 Jun 07
hey whyaskq, i have many torch in my home but they are not in use because i dont need it.Where i live street light is always onn and i dont go on that place where light is not available.
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@matrixx (254)
29 Jun 07
hi there:) Actually, I don't need to carry a torch as it is always lighted and one can see even at night, unless it's a dark room:)
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@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
29 Jun 07
Yes, bighead...I carry a torch when running for the Olympic, LOL. We called it flash light here. I have one small cute torch that I flashed when inserting the key to the main door during night time. Here in my house, there is an emergency light which automatically turned on when a black out occurred. I also have torches everywhere in my house which my girls used to play and flashed it on their face so they will looked like dracula. "grin"
@mymytri (2032)
• India
29 Jun 07
hi whyaskq..well we still have torches at home.I am living in a small village and we have frequent and sudden power failures.In summer we have 2 to 3 hours power cut too.So we always stock candles at home and carry a torch in summer wherever we go with us.And we keep atleast one torch in every room .We have torches made of plastic and steel with us ,Some of them need power recharge and some of them need 2 to 3 batteries.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
29 Jun 07
Hello,whyaskq,i have a torch at home in case there is a blackout at home,i can still survive so that i do not need to grope in dark,i use torch becasue i do not have any candles at home,it is also safer to use torches instead of candles. I will not carry any torches in my bag as i do not think i need it when I am going out.
@sallyxu126 (1185)
• China
29 Jun 07
when I was a child, I used to take a torch with me , as power failure always happened in our life. and it is so convinent that we can use it when we go to some place where no light beside the road at night . it is really a good tool for me at that time . oh, I forget to say , at that time I live in a country ,not in a city. but now I live in a city and never take it around me , when power failure happened , we will feel so bad , as there is no any light we can use . then we have to go to a shopping in the dark and buy some candle to light our room. when this happened, I will think I should take a troch with me . but after that, I will forget it and will not buy a troch with me.
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@weemam (13377)
28 Jun 07
My hubby laughs that I am always prepared lol , Next to me here in the writing desk drawer there are 3 torches of different sizes , I also have 2 in the car , My hubby has a small torch attached to his keyring and I have 2 upstairs , I also have candles in a drawer in the kitchen , I am always prepared , in the car boot I have a travel rug and crisps and small bottles of diet coke , we often have them when we are out for a drive , I am always prepared ansd yes I was a girl guide lol xx
@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
28 Jun 07
no, i never carry a torch wherever i go... i have a torch at home just for emergency but i don't put it in my bag and carry it with me when i go out...
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• Canada
28 Jun 07
We have powersupply every time. If there is no electricity and no other source to get light then only we use tourch.
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@senthil2k (1501)
• India
28 Jun 07
No. I dont carry a torch with me all the times. But I have a torch inbuilt in my mobile and I carry my mobile with me all the times. But at home, we place the torch and the candles only at a particular place, so that it will be easy for us to locate in case of sudden electricity failure. Most of the time we were successful in locating the torch very easily with that.
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