I story on here by a fellow member got me thinking about the ice storm that hit the Midwest about 3 years ago. I heard about the chaos that was around me, like folks fighting over water and generators and more than a few gas stations running out of fuel. But... one, little incident hit home for me. My wife and I were able to get by without going out, pretty much during the whole BAD part of the weather which was about 5 days and we were without power for about 9 days. I was using my Surefire flashlight a lot during the dark and it's got a BRIGHT led light. (awesome light, btw) A neighbor 3 houses down who I'd never met, asks to use it because apparently, they don't have a single flashlight. I do the neighborly thing, but not wanting to hand my favorite light over to her, I go down the way and light up her garage for her so she can see, then go back home. She knocks and asks to use it again a short while later with her son, so rather than giving them my $100+ LED light to her I tell her that she can HAVE one of the cheap Rayovac's that I have laying around the house. She turns it on, see's that is not as bright and says exactly this... "This one ain't good, I need that one." I said that I needed it for my house, and her son said "for what?" I basically explained that it was... well... mine, and I'd like to keep it for my wife and I, but she could HAVE the other one, AND the extra D-cells too. Her son stared me down for a bit, and she said "hmmmpfff" and after both acting first confused and then angry that I wanted to keep my better light instead of the old one I gave them, they left without a Thank you. Small details project big problems for the future. I'll be keeping my eye on them next time. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!