Glowsticks - There are many sizes,
colors and styles of Glowsticks available. Some are
made to hook with other Glowsticks and these can form a
necklace or bracelet. These can be useful for putting on little
kids so you can see them in the dark. Usually kids will want to
wear them. These same glowsticks can be inserted into a special
plastic holder that allows several glowsticks to be joined
together to form a small ball. It is quite
entertaining. Others are made like a highway flare in
shape and size. You can thread a string through these and hang
them around your neck. These can actually produce enough light
so you can read something.
Glowsticks are a must for most emergency kits.
Glowsticks will burn for about 8-12 hours and they do
not produce any heat. They are activated by bending them until
something snaps inside, allowing the chemicals producing
the light to mix. Although they are not extremely dangerous (or
flammable) you should not let your kids bite them or break them
open. If this does happen, your kids clothes just might glow
for a while.
Glowsticks are the safest kind of light to be used after an
earthquake. Since Glowsticks have a shelf life of only a couple
of years, it might be a good idea to get your supply of them
out around the 4th of July each year and rotate them. Give the
old ones to your kids and grandkids. They make for a fun,
safe fireworks celebration.
No grandparent should ever be caught without glowsticks for
the grandkids who visit.
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