Recent we had an earthquake and a category I hurricane hit the Northeast and it made many residents scramble for flashlights and batteries. One issue that I have seen some of my friends run into is they did not have many local options for CR123 batteries. CR123 are becoming very popular in the tactical community but the only downside is they are not as common as AA batteries. Rechargeable batteries and flashlights are improving, but for long deployments, you need batteries rechargeable or not.
The Professional tactical flashlights are one of my favorites because not only are they small, but not too small, they have different power settings. The strobe feature on many of the Streamlight flashlights can be useful in some situations, but a low power options in my book is even better. Too bad the Streamlight Scorpion does not have this option, but it would cut battery consumption considerable. Remember that some crisis creep up on you and only having a few hours of battery usage when you might be out of power for a week.