flashlights etc

Re: flashlights etc

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:33 pm

I bought a Petzl about 20 years ago and it was probably $30 bucks then, best $30 bucks I ever spent especially considering all the camping I used to do. It got cooked in the fire and I keep forgetting to buy one when I'm near a camping store. The one I had used two regular AA's that would last easily for 12 hours with a very decent amount of light. There was a halogen bulb I bought that would suck it dry in one hour but that was like a laser beam. It's focusable like maglite and water resistant.

Only downside is if you're walking through the woods with it for any length of time it's get a little weird because that halo of light is always in the same location on your peripheral vision. I guess tunnel vision wold be the best way to describe it.

There is lot of knockoffs available but Petzl is brand name and much better product. That stuff is designed to be used on Everest. ;)
Richard S.
 
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Re: flashlights etc

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:03 pm

lol I broke the link I posted.

The lights I ordered came today but noticed when I went back to that link the item was no longer listed... my only regret is that I didn't order 10 of them!

you snooze, you lose as they say ;-)
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Re: flashlights etc

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:20 am

nortcan wrote:
WOW, I must buy one and go to Mont-Blanc :D .
Serioulsly, someone know how much $$$ for that marvel? Lit. Ions batt. is very good.
Thanks for the nice info-vidéo.


I didn't look at that video before, that's not something I would buy. Why do they need to complicate something like a flashlight? I mean really?


The one I had was pretty simple design, two batteries in a water resistant box with a lens mounted on it. Box was mounted onto a headband like the miners wear with a resistant hinge. The big option was the little storage compartment for the extra bulb. The hinge was there so you can adjust the angle it's pointing at up or down. Once you get the angle adjusted and focus it into your filed of view there is nothing more to do.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite


Re: flashlights etc

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:44 am

Hee's some of the dumbest flashlights I've run across in my time--got these for a stocking stuffer a few yrs back--if nothing else--good for keeping your arm in shape. :idea: dumb ass's ;)
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Re: flashlights etc

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:26 am

Those are good for the kids, my aunt had bunch of them she handed out on camping trip. Kept them occupied for hours. LOL
Richard S.
 
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Re: flashlights etc

PostBy: SteveZee On: Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:18 pm

I'm a fan of the Alladin's too. For the house they are unbeatable in a power outage.

I need to get a me a Petzl for the outdoors though. LED is the most bang for the buck. That mini mag looks cool also.
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Re: flashlights etc

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:35 pm

http://www.coastportland.com/px45-led-flashlight.htm

This is what I carry.. It's for work but I carry it 75% of the time, even at home.
cArNaGe