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Is a Flash light Good Enough For Outdoors ? 4138

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Re: Is a Flash light Good Enough For Outdoors ?
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2016, 10:12:07 PM »
Those things are clunky and bad

Seek in Google-images: mini crank flashlight
Had one of these... IMHO utter garbage :td:
They do seem to be lacking some basic features I would like to see in a survival situation. They seem plastic, bulky, most likely with a fairly bad LED and not waterproof.
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Re: Is a Flash light Good Enough For Outdoors ?
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2016, 10:14:50 PM »
Those things are clunky and bad

Seek in Google-images: mini crank flashlight
Had one of these... IMHO utter garbage :td:
They do seem to be lacking some basic features I would like to see in a survival situation. They seem plastic, bulky, most likely with a fairly bad LED and not waterproof.
They also age poorly, mine couldn't keep a charge after half a year and only worked when there was sun or when you were cranking (and that is noisy).

Emergency Kit: Ovo Sport, chocolate, cheese, crispbread and a coin
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Re: Is a Flash light Good Enough For Outdoors ?
« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2016, 05:58:00 AM »
My issue with flashlights as a survival tool is the old adage that a flashlight is merely a place to store dead batteries.

Unless you have some method of preserving or recharging the batteries on a regular basis,  a flashlight is, at best, a short term solution.

Def

Absolutely true, at the same time most survival situations are probably over within three days or so and rarely do they last a fortnight. Used sparsely and not at full power a full charge should give you plenty of time for signaling and such.

Speaking of extra batteries though, does anyone have a source for watertight battery holders? I just want to be able to bring one or two extra AAs
but most I see are for around 6 batteries and usually for 18650s and the like.

I have one for the CR123 and they are excellent (but expensive).


The AA model:
http://www.countycomm.com/batterylocker.html

I'm getting a couple for the Fenixes....

- Robert




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