If you want to be able
to work in the dark with your hands free, a head lamp comes in handy. Head lamps
last up to 30 hours and are powered by LED lights.
Everyone has candles. They are probably the best long term solution for
light. You can purchase candles made for emergencies that will burn for up
to 100 hours. Just be sure you have a holder for them so they won't fall over and
start a fire. Candles are almost always the cause of home fires during
power outages, so be very, very careful.
You also need to store matches. Keep them stored in
a container where they won't get wet.
In addition, you can also buy light sticks, that will give your 12 hours of
If you live in an area that received a lot of sunlight,
you can place solar lights in your yard during the day, and then bring them
inside during the evening.
During the winter, you will also have light from
your fireplace or wood burning stove.