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Old October 14th, 2021, 04:41 PM #81
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Tell me when was the last time you need to use your flashlight?

I can't remember how long ago I used it. One time due to loss of electricity for about 30 minutes in the house. Other time I was at an open house astronomy thing where I need to put on red filter flashlight or I trip over something. It was years ago.
I'm using a headlight right now. They're great when working on rack mount PCs
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I use it to read bronze cemetery plaques that have not been cleaned in years
What are you doing in the cemetery at night? Not afraid of ghost?

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finding a small tool in my range bag
For God's sake, turn on the light! The switch is on your left!

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looking down the bore to see if it is leaded
I can't believe an old timer like you don't have a bore scope.

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walking the dog in the dark.
OK. This is a good use. However, when I was walking the dog in the dark, I like to acclimate my eyes to the darkness so that the bad guys don't have an advantage of seeing me walking down the road.
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What are you doing in the cemetery at night? Not afraid of ghost?



For God's sake, turn on the light! The switch is on your left!



I can't believe an old timer like you don't have a bore scope.



OK. This is a good use. However, when I was walking the dog in the dark, I like to acclimate my eyes to the darkness so that the bad guys don't have an advantage of seeing me walking down the road.
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Tell me when was the last time you need to use your flashlight?

I can't remember how long ago I used it. One time due to loss of electricity for about 30 minutes in the house. Other time I was at an open house astronomy thing where I need to put on red filter flashlight or I trip over something. It was years ago.
Almost every day. I fondle my guns, my knives, and my flashlights and many other things that are private in nature.
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OK. This is a good use. However, when I was walking the dog in the dark, I like to acclimate my eyes to the darkness so that the bad guys don't have an advantage of seeing me walking down the road.
I do too, I love walking around about 3-4 am with the dogs in complete darkness, very peaceful. If there's anything out there I don't see and need to know about, they will tell me (Foxes, deer, rabbits, random dudes walking about). Human eyes are remarkably good at catching distant movement in the dark though, I often see deer before they do, silhouetted against a house, trees, or other background.

But eventually you come to one of the main purposes of the walk, then you have to pick it up. Headlamps are very good for that. Keeps hands free for waste bag and leashes.
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Don't forget your green lights and red lights. For different purposes. This is the prepper forum, after all. I use them both while hunting. Green on the way in and red after about 10 minutes of dark if a light is still absolutely needed for some random purpose until about 30 min. before sunrise.
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Last time I needed to use a flashlight? Several times a week. Looking at fine detail on something, or reading a serial number on a machine, or crawling on the basement floor looking for that spring that went flying... Also at dusk when walking the dog so that cars see us.
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Hell, I have at least 6 just in the bedroom. The tiny AA 5T is an awesome EDC for the front pocket.
I always use the flashlight especially at night for where I parked. Nothing like doing a little cursory glance to the inside (and around) the chariot before I get in.
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Can never have enough light when itís dark and you need it. Have me thinking . I have a lot also , they all have a purpose and I have my favorites. Deer , turkey , duck flashlights. Automotive, around the house lights , hiking . Ya I have a bunch also . Always giving the grandkids my cheap ones they like it .
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You can never have too many flashlights!
This. Then get twice as many.

Off the top of my head. An Ozark headlamp (has a really bright red LED light. That seems to be lacking on most, even hunting focused, head lamps. Most are 1-2lm. It is 10) and a generic hockey puck LED lamp from Amazon/China in my hunting pack. Both USB rechargeable. The hockey puck is for getting a deer and field dressing to hang it while I wear my head lamp.

I’ve got the same Ozark headlamp plus 4 cheap ones in my camping gear. Two Stream light 3xAA LED lanterns and their siege DD LED lantern in my camping gear. Oh, and in Olight lantern in there too.

A couple Black Diamond AAA camping lanterns in the emergency drawer in the kitchen with about a dozen chem sticks.

I’ve got three or four Olight USB recharge or keychain lights laying around and one on my keys. One of their AAA LED lights in my office desk drawer and one on my reloading bench. A 2xC battery LED Magkite by the garage side door and the basement exterior door mounted to the wall.

I’ve got LED 2xAA Maglite in the glove box of both cars. A CR123/AA stream light in my change tray where I keep my wallet and keys next to my bed.

I’ve got a couple Olight minis, one on my Glock 17 in my bedside drawer. One on my G21 in my safe. I’ve got a stream light CR123 mini light mounted as a weapon light on my AR-15 in my safe. A 3xDD LED Maglite around here somewhere.

Those are just what I can remember. A few crappy/cheap LED flashlights that the kids have.

*edit* forgot to mention I’ve got a generic single AA LED lantern/flash light combo in my bug out bag with some spare rechargeable AAs and a 5w folding solar panel and two battery charger plus a 2800ma lipstick lithium ion power pack and a couple USB cables (mini and lightning). I really should get a decent headlamp or AA flashlight to throw in there also.
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