The Handheld Flares are intended for emergency situations when boating, camping or during storms. The Orion Locate-4 Handheld Flares include a reusable, water-resistant, floating storage bag ensuring dry flares when you need them. Each of these four handheld signal flares burns for nearly three minutes and are approved by the U.S. Coast Guard for day or night use. Orion flares will provide brightness of up to 700 candlepower, providing visibility in emergency situations. Keep them in a dry and accessible storage space, ready for use when a situation warrants it.