As I read different survival sites I often see where it is reccomended to people to get lots of flashlights and batteries. Probably a GOOD idea! However, I also suggest that people might want to consider what I did. About 7 or 8 years ago I purchased a Garrity WINDUP flashlight. This little jewel has no replacable batteries. I have used this light 100's of times down throught he years. It has never failed. Although the paint is getting rubbed off by all of the handling, it still works as good as it ever did. I keep it on a desk by my bed. If I want to see something I just grab it and turn it on. This has been the BEST flashlight I have ever owned. I don't know how much longer it will last but it has paid for itself many times over at this point, Because this flashlight has been so dependable, I have put one in each of our vehicles. My wife and I often drive at night and it is very comforting to know that an ultra-reliable hand held light is right at hand. I bought my lights at Bi-Mart. I see that they are still selling these today. I don't remember what I paid but I am sure it was less than $10. I think that I have around 8 or 10 of them at this time. I AM A BELIEVER!