One thing about a shake flashlight – you do not have to worry about the batteries going out. A few days ago I was watching one of those TV shows about survival. The guy in the show was talking about urban survival in a post apocalyptic world.
While scavenging through a building, the star of the show was talking about his flashlight, which was a maglight that used D sized batteries. There was a mention of looking out for batteries for the flashlight. My thought was – why not use a shake flashlight? That way your not dependent on batteries.
Instead of having to rely on disposable batteries, look into getting a few hand crank – shake flashlights. That way you do not have to worry about scavenging batteries.
One of the benefits of having shake flashlights at the bug out location, you do not have to worry about the batteries going dead. While lithium batteries have anywhere from a 10 – 15 year shelf life, you do not have to worry about the batteries in a shake light going dead.
One of the drawbacks to a shake light, you are not going to light up a 10 acre field with it.
Lets say that some kind of long term shtf situation happens, you have a field planted with squash, corn, cucumbers, or spinach, you are not going to be able to use a shake light to look for raiders. For security uses, something like the Surefire G2x Pro would be a better choice over a shake light.
The shake light would be best suited for using around the house when the power is out, or going to the shed or barn. The light is not bright enough to blind someone like a tactical light, but is just bright enough so see around the house. Need to open a #10 can of beef stew, a shake light will provide enough light to get the job done.