If, heaven forbid, you ever have an emergency and have to spend the night on the trail, you’ll be glad you have a flashlight in your saddlebag. But the flashlight can get accidentally switched on as it jostles around in your saddlebag. Then when you need it, the battery is dead. Bleh!
The solution? Carry the batteries on the outside of the flashlight, attached with a rubber band. The batteries will stay fresh so when you need the flashlight, it will work. After several months, the rubber band will begin to get brittle, and when it does, you know it’s time to switch out those batteries for a fresh set.
Want to know about fun places to ride near you? Check out our equestrian trail guidebooks, available at www.NWHorseTrails.com. Happy Trails!
Kim McCarrel has been an avid trail rider for more years than she likes to admit, and has ridden the horse trails all over Oregon and SW Washington. Her books are must-haves for Pacific Northwest trail riders. They include “Riding Central Oregon Horse Trails,” “Riding Northwest Oregon Horse Trails,” “Riding Southern Oregon Horse Trails,” “Riding Southwest Washington Horse Trails,” and “Riding the Metolius-Windigo Trail.”