Make Emergency Light from a Milk Jug

Mom with a PREP | If you've ever seen those Pinterest photos of a water jug emergency lamp and wondered....does that really work? I tried it for you! I tried this out - it really does work!

You know those Pin projects, the ones you keep seeing people pin over and over again, but you don’t really know if they work? Well, I tried another one out for you!

We took a milk jug and washed it out well, filled it with water, and then used a head lamp that you can get at any hardware store, Amazon, big box store and camping store.

It is simply a matter of attaching the headlamp to the jug, tightening the straps, pointing the light into the jug, and turning it on.

This worked well as ambient light in the small rooms we tried it in.

We also tried a clear jug and a vinegar jug. The clear jug doesn’t work as it can’t disperse the light the same way as the lightly opaque jugs. A water jug would work the same way, we just couldn’t use one since all of ours are clear.

For quick, emergency lighting for a small dark space, this worked awesomely! It is now our choice of lighting in our rest room if the power goes out. The milk jug will be stored under the sink, empty, and filled as needed. This would also work well in a tent for ambient light at night.

This is definitely one of those pinned ideas that really works!

Here’s the headlamp we have and really like. The extra strap across the top gives it more stability.

41ypzH4MsDL(These make GREAT stocking stuffer ideas for the new prepper and for kids. My kids love playing around in the dark with them all the time.)

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Katy Willis is a writer, lifelong homesteader, and master herbalist, master gardener, and canine nutritionist. Katy is a preparedness expert and modern homesteader practicing everyday preparedness, sustainability, and a holistic lifestyle.

She knows how important it is to be prepared for whatever life throws at you, because you just never know what's coming. And preparedness helps you give your family the best chance to thrive in any situation.

Katy is passionate about living naturally, growing food, keeping livestock, foraging, and making and using herbal remedies. Katy is an experienced herbalist and a member of the CMA (Complementary Medical Association).

Her preparedness skills go beyond just being "ready", she's ready to survive the initial disaster, and thrive afterward, too. She grows 100% organic food on roughly 15 acres and raises goats, chickens, and ducks. She also lovingly tends her orchard, where she grows many different fruit trees. And, because she likes to know exactly what she's feeding her family, she's a seasoned from-scratch cook and gluten-free baker.

Katy teaches foraging and environmental education classes, too, including self-sufficient living, modern homesteading, seed saving, and organic vegetable gardening.

Katy helps others learn forgotten skills, including basic survival skills and self-reliance.

She's been published on sites such as MSN, Angi, Home Advisor, Family Handyman, Wealth of Geeks, Readers Digest, and more.

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