flashlights etc

flashlights etc

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:49 am

I'm always looking for deals on lighting and/or alternatives for the inevitable outages around here. Found this pen light very reasonable so thought I'd share the link : http://www.shiningbeam.com/servlet/the- ... -Q5/Detail

also have picked up several of those 'old timer' white gas lanterns and stove for longer term lighting and cooking needs during ice storms or what ever.


This time of year is when I get the squirrel mode fever and start packing away all the nuts ;-)
Summer is for the lazy grasshoppers.
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Re: flashlights etc

PostBy: Dann757 On: Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:07 am

Glad you mentioned it. After last year's two major blackouts here I need to be more up on the emergency supplies. I welded a busted plastic flashlight the other night with a stained glass soldering iron, glued the split rubber jacket back on with Goop adhesive. Needs new D batteries. This is pennywise and pound foolish of me as always. I forced myself to throw another cheap busted flashlight away but I kept the reflector and bulb!
I have a Coleman propane mantle lantern that I keep close, and an old Sears camp stove that uses stove fuel. Natural gas here so I was able to use the cooktop in the kitchen, but the oven lights with a coil so no electricity, no oven.
That sure looks like an affordable led flashlight! The batteries in led flashlights seem to last forever.
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Re: flashlights etc

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:18 pm

I bought two aladdin mantle lamps at a yard sale a couple months ago for $50 for the two of them. She had no idea what they were worth :devil:
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Re: flashlights etc

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:10 pm

Petzl headlamp, it's the only flashlight you'll ever need or want at least for personal use.
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Re: flashlights etc

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:40 pm

Richard S. wrote:Petzl headlamp, it's the only flashlight you'll ever need or want at least for personal use.


Amen!

    but ...
      for full utlitiy in combination with the Petzl headlamp, I picked up this Mini Maglite LED. Sweet small form single LED 2 AA battery adjustable powered flashlight that throws a powerful pencil beam a surprising distance. Twist the head once, full power (18 hr). Twist twice, 25% power (4x18hr?!) - works great in candle mode for over 24 hrs on two AA batteries. There's two other signal modes; beacon blink and SOS. With this pair you got it all covered :)
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Re: flashlights etc

PostBy: wsherrick On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:56 pm

The best non electric lamp is an Alladin Mantle Lamp. I use mine often. These lamps produce pure white light and are as bright as a 50=60 Watt Light Bulb. They have been in production for well over a Century and are good substitute for electric light when the power is out.
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Re: flashlights etc

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:56 pm

Richard S. wrote:Petzl headlamp, it's the only flashlight you'll ever need or want at least for personal use.


Can you tell me what is a Peltz lamp?
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Re: flashlights etc

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:57 pm

oh cool :

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Re: flashlights etc

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:59 pm

wsherrick wrote:The best non electric lamp is an Alladin Mantle Lamp. I use mine often. These lamps produce pure white light and are as bright as a 50=60 Watt Light Bulb. They have been in production for well over a Century and are good substitute for electric light when the power is out.


Is it an oil lamp? If so what kind of oil do you use? Does it smell and fume?
Thanks
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Re: flashlights etc

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:07 pm

Black_And_Blue wrote:oh cool :



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.
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Re: flashlights etc

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:21 pm

nortcan wrote:
Black_And_Blue wrote:oh cool :

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.


$175 US @ REI.com
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Re: flashlights etc

PostBy: Dann757 On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:25 pm

Whoa that smart Petzl is going for $152 with 38 bids on Ebay right now. Bidding not over either. Looks like they have some regular models more like $15. I haven't been doing a lot of high alpine night rock climbing with gorgeous outdoorsy chicks with trendy nose studs lately anyway :D

carlherrnstein wrote:I bought two aladdin mantle lamps at a yard sale a couple months ago for $50 for the two of them. She had no idea what they were worth
I'm glad for you that you bought them. I went to an estate sale over a year ago and I'm still kicking myself for not picking up a whole collection of kerosene lanterns. There was a couple boxes full, and I think some rare valuable ones. People were paying $20 for Deitz lanterns, I guess they were worth more. The lady even said to me make me an offer on all of them. I got a small Japanese Winged Wheel brand anyway from that sale. When ya see it, is the time to get it!
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Re: flashlights etc

PostBy: wsherrick On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:26 pm

nortcan wrote:
wsherrick wrote:The best non electric lamp is an Alladin Mantle Lamp. I use mine often. These lamps produce pure white light and are as bright as a 50=60 Watt Light Bulb. They have been in production for well over a Century and are good substitute for electric light when the power is out.


Is it an oil lamp? If so what kind of oil do you use? Does it smell and fume?
Thanks


No they do not smoke. They are completely clean.
Here is a link to the Alladin Mantle Lamp Company below. There are dozens of styles available. There are also collectors who cherish the Antique Ones. The Antique Ones are fully compatible with the new parts.
I have both Antique Ones and New Ones.

http://www.aladdinlamps.com/
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Re: flashlights etc

PostBy: warminmn On: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:34 pm

I have a couple kerosene lamps and an alladin lamp, but my main backup is an old humphrey propane wall lamp with mantle hooked right up to my 500 gallon LP tank. Its about the same amount light as an alladin, maybe slightly less. Its not portable like my lamps, but I have it where it lights my living room and shines a little light into 2 other rooms. Plus I dont have to refill it with fuel unless I run it a year, lol. Its similar in design to Paulin lamps. Not too much smell. Its not as pretty as lamps are.
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Re: flashlights etc

PostBy: europachris On: Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:42 pm

I've had my Aladdin lamp since 1988 and use it regularly (except in the summer - puts out too dang much heat!). I burn only K1 kerosene and it is completely odorless except for a quick whiff when you start it and when you extinguish it. They really are awesome!

For a good LED flashlight, I've been really happy with these: Rayovac 2AA LED. They are $15 at Home Depot and they are really bright. The other nice thing is it will drain the batteries down to around 1.1V per cell before it quits, while maintaining consistent brightness. Some other lights I've had get flaky below 1.2V or even higher.

You can also still buy gaslights from several places, my favorite being Lehman's: Lehman's gas lights

I still take one of several of my Coleman white gas lanterns on camping trips and my 413G stove puts out way more heat than any propane stove I've tried. I can't make the switch to LED lanterns. The ritual, the glow, and the gentle hiss from the Coleman just defines camping.
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