We just returned from a trip to Texas to visit our son. We stayed in a hotel so the grandkids would have access to a pool while we were there. While we were there, a Microburst knocked the power out. The repair time was several days. Needless to say, I had several flashlights and batteries. I was amazed at how many people did not even have a flashlight in their car. We ended up staying with our son after all and it worked out fine. What kind of people don't even pack a flashlight while traveling?