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#288261 - 02/27/18 03:40 AM Re: Sleeping prepared, esp. for earthquakes [Re: Russ]
Nomad Offline

Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 460
Loc: Just wandering around.
If you want glow in the dark markers, check out Amazon (luminescent tape). There are many sizes, shapes, rolls, dots etc (search showed 158 results) in sticky back form.

Stick on both sides of piece of plastic if you need to tie it to something. Otherwise just chop off a chunk and stick it to whatever you want to mark.

Use different shapes or clusters to identify items by groups. Triangle means one thing, square another.

Been using this technique for years. Learned it in the Air Force.

...........From Nomad.........Been "on the road" since '97

#288262 - 02/27/18 11:39 AM Re: Sleeping prepared, esp. for earthquakes [Re: hikermor]
adam2 Offline

Registered: 05/23/08
Posts: 410
Loc: Somerset UK
I was not suggesting a beta light/tritium light as a source of illumination, a flashlight or lantern is the tool for that purpose.

I was suggesting that a beta light be placed in or on the small bag containing essentials and hung up near the bed, so as to facilitate finding it.

#288263 - 02/27/18 07:30 PM Re: Sleeping prepared, esp. for earthquakes [Re: hikermor]
Herman30 Offline

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 212
Loc: Finland
I use two tritium sticks (3cm long) on a string as my nightlight if/when toilet calls in middle of night. Keep them next to my bed besides my glasses. They give enough light in the dark apartment and toilet that no need to use the regular seiling lights.

#288267 - 02/28/18 05:23 PM Re: Sleeping prepared, esp. for earthquakes [Re: Herman30]
NAro Offline

Registered: 03/15/01
Posts: 484
The last time.... and it has been some time.... I ordered tritium sticks (in the form of key fobs) the shipment was blocked because they violated radiation levels specified for "novelty items" imported. So has anyone found them recently and been able to purchase for shipment to the U.S.?

#288269 - 03/01/18 12:37 AM Re: Sleeping prepared, esp. for earthquakes [Re: hikermor]
sgt253 Offline

Registered: 09/26/17
Posts: 2
Loc: Chicago, IL USA
There is a product called the UV Paqlite. I have not used them personally. They require no batteries as they use strontium aluminate as the light source. Might be worth a look.

#288271 - 03/01/18 01:46 AM Re: Sleeping prepared, esp. for earthquakes [Re: sgt253]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4683
Thanks, now I know where CountyComm gets their UGM’s (Universal Glow Markers); they’re UV Paqlite's reusable glow sticks. They don’t show CC’s UGM dots, but the other two are on the UV Paqlite website.

#288299 - 03/02/18 07:52 PM Re: Sleeping prepared, esp. for earthquakes [Re: hikermor]
Pete Offline

Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 1341
Im getting older now and I dont like springing up in the middle of the night .. for any reason. So really, the Big Earthquake will probably have to toss me - and my bed - completely Humpty Dumpty before I agree to wake up.

That is entirely possible, since my house is only about 25 miles from the Fault Line.

But until then, I am asleep and dreaming.

Edited by Pete (03/02/18 07:52 PM)

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