Playing with Fire

We take fire for granted these days. We contain it and control it, and thanks to modern technology, we’re even able to replicate the heat and the light of fire without the danger of an open flame.

Disasters can change all that. When we lose the capability to control heat and light, we may be left with the need to make use of that open flame.

Caution with Candles

In everyday life, candles are fine. They’re pretty, and they smell good. After a disaster, however, they’re not the best idea. In an emergency, it’s always better to use a flashlight or a battery-powered lantern than a candle with an open flame.

But just because they’re ...

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