In each private house and in every city apartment, of course, there should be one, or even two serviceable flashlights with a supply of batteries. However, many civilians do not understand what enormous opportunities, often hidden, this usually rarely used tool that they have somewhere in the pantry has.
Using a flashlight for illumination during a night inspection of a house, giving a distress signal, distracting, blinding or disarming an attacker with a flashlight.
In addition to its main function, to serve as a source of light during power outages, a flashlight can also come in handy at night when an attacker tries to penetrate the house. They can:
Light the room.
Give a distress call.
Distract or disarm the enemy. Especially if your flashlight is heavy and made of steel and aluminum.
Surveying housing at night with a flashlight.
Did you hear an unfamiliar sound at night? During a night inspection of a private house or city apartment, a flashlight will be the best means of lighting. Use the so-called umbrella method. Direct a beam of light from the lantern into the ceiling to better illuminate the room. Or use the darkness and good knowledge of the location of objects in your house to outwit the enemy.
Distress alert using flashlight.
If you are trapped in your own private house, where the intruder has penetrated, and you have no opportunity to leave it, send a distress signal. Aim the flashlight beam at the windows of your neighbors’ bedrooms and at cars passing by your house.
Maybe you have a dog that lies in the yard? Direct a beam of light into her eyes. He is likely to wake her and make her bark. That is, your friendly dog will perform the function of an alarm whistle.
In addition, many modern LED flashlights have an integrated SOS mode. They give this signal by blinking using Morse code. However, do not rely heavily on him. People who know what Morse code are, these days are very rare.
Blind an adversary or hit him with a flashlight.
In the battle with the attacker, use a flashlight to temporarily blind the enemy. The photoreceptors used by the human eye in low light require more time to adapt to changes in brightness than in bright light during the day. Therefore, if the eyes are suddenly momentarily exposed to an unnaturally bright light source, temporary blindness occurs.
Temporarily blind an attacker with a flashlight.
Briefly direct the flashlight into the attacker’s eyes.
Or use the built-in STROBE mode. If he is in the flashlight.
Turn off the flashlight.
Take advantage of the temporary blindness of the enemy and a good knowledge of your home or apartment.
Use the period of temporary blindness of an attacker in order to escape or strike him. With a heavy flashlight, you can easily injure an enemy or disorient him for a time sufficient to try to call for help.
Based on the book Survival in the Wild and Extreme Situations. 100 key skills in the special services methodology.