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Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-12-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 40,077
Views: 5,723,121
Posted By buds224
We're in the middle of the approaching Super...

We're in the middle of the approaching Super Typhoon Hagibis here in Kanagawa, Japan. So lots was done to prepare. Food was topped off, water bottles topped off, bath tub filled with water, deep...
Forum: Contest 08-02-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,167
Posted By buds224
Option B. More of an EDC size than A and has a...

Option B. More of an EDC size than A and has a tail switch. Tail stand is another plus. Couldn't tell from the specs, but if it's a forward clicky, then that would be an added plus as well. ...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-30-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,516
Posted By buds224
What's the largest EDC you are willing to carry? ...

What's the largest EDC you are willing to carry? There's no way a single or even a double AA or AAA will reach 700+ lumens. Maybe a x4 AA in series might, but then you are getting into a bulky size...
Forum: Urban Survival 07-25-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,293
Posted By buds224
Fenix LD12 is a single AA battery light that...

Fenix LD12 is a single AA battery light that starts with a 5lumen mode and up to 320lumens. Within your criteria of no more than 50lumens, this model has a 5 and 30 lumen mode that fits your needs. ...
Forum: Urban Survival 07-20-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,733
Posted By buds224
EDC - Show us Pics of Your Flashlights

I've noticed a small surge in the interest of Flashlights. Show us what you EDC and some specs on them.

I'll start.......
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/f_9UelY0pRo/maxresdefault.jpg


Manker E14...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-20-2017, 04:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,930
Posted By buds224
I haven't heard of these lights and couldn't find...

I haven't heard of these lights and couldn't find any discussion on them on the Candle Power Forums, but at that price range, I'd like to give mention to some other makes to add to your suggestion:...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-19-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,930
Posted By buds224
Agree 100%. If you can stretch your budget just...

Agree 100%. If you can stretch your budget just a bit, you can get something of much better quality, build and performance. :thumb:

OH, and ABSOLUTELY AGREE about the alkaline comment; AKA...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-17-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,623
Posted By buds224
One more time.....just passing on...

One more time.....just passing on information.....Not trying to endorse.

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-17-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,623
Posted By buds224
Yes, and Yes; I thought I was clear about that, I...

Yes, and Yes; I thought I was clear about that, I guess not. But the option is still worth discussing for those who want to upgrade their Maglite. It's not the best, but it's better than stock none...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-17-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,623
Posted By buds224
The youtube video is a single LED upgrade, not...

The youtube video is a single LED upgrade, not the same as the one posted in the amazon link. So the single LED upgrade I did on my 4D maglite was more of a $20 upgrade. As you stated $60 is a bit...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-17-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,623
Posted By buds224
Stock yes, most lights will out perform a...

Stock yes, most lights will out perform a Maglite....upgraded, and they are of value again.

https://www.amazon.com/Terralux-LED-Upgrade-Maglite-Cell/dp/B002X3IESM
...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-16-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,982
Posted By buds224
It can be if it fulfills the needs of the user. ...

It can be if it fulfills the needs of the user. Maybe not me, maybe not you, but it may be a match for someone.

This "BLACK Flashlight" would not be tactical to me.
...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2017, 05:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,608
Posted By buds224
Are you on any medication? namely any type of...

Are you on any medication? namely any type of blood thinners?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-16-2017, 01:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,982
Posted By buds224
It's not so much the "look", but more the...

It's not so much the "look", but more the functionality. There are many factors that go into picking out a light. You choose the light based on the features matching the situation you need it for. ...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-15-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,982
Posted By buds224
Been reading a thread on the candlepowerforums...

Been reading a thread on the candlepowerforums and the consensus seems to be 3-5 years wether the lithium-ion is being stored or being used. Usage doesn't seem to be a factor.

Seems that storing...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-15-2017, 04:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,982
Posted By buds224
I would do both. Solar setup to be able to...

I would do both. Solar setup to be able to recharge the 18650s and CR123s. I have a pack of x12 surefire cr123s that I plan on using as the expiration date comes closer. Once that starts, I will...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-15-2017, 04:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,623
Posted By buds224
I agree as the maglites aren't stellar in...

I agree as the maglites aren't stellar in performance compared to other lights available today.

I do have a couple of them and have since kept them because they had upgrade drop-ins available that...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-15-2017, 04:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,623
Posted By buds224
I have over x100+ flashlights in my collection...

I have over x100+ flashlights in my collection and the Manker e14 is my little beast that has become my new EDC. Not too pricey and has 6 or 7 levels of brightness including hidden modes. The first...
Forum: Reviews and questions 06-04-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 44,720
Posted By buds224
Great thread. Exactly the info I was looking for...

Great thread. Exactly the info I was looking for in concerns with shelf-life and disposable lighters.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 03-11-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,164
Posted By buds224
I will usually hang a small warm LED flashlight...

I will usually hang a small warm LED flashlight with a diffuser cone on it. If you are looking for a small gas powered one.....Snow Peak has a beautiful one that I use because in cold weather,...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,972
Posted By buds224
We already have US military bases on their soil. ...

We already have US military bases on their soil. It's on our radar and if we need to intervene, it will be in the form of assistance to the Japanese. Invade? Nope, not necessary. If they need...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 01-21-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,855
Posted By buds224
Being a military family that moves around the...

Being a military family that moves around the world every 3 years. Along with restrictions on items each move, availability of items in each country is different and there are shipping restrictions...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-04-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,096
Posted By buds224
Armytek Predator Flashlight. Modes and...

Armytek Predator Flashlight.

Modes and Runtimes (measured for
Panasonic 18650 Li-Ion NCR 3100mAh
battery to the decrease to 10% of initial
brightness)
670 lm / 1 h 20 min
200 lm / 7 h
70...
Forum: Urban Survival 11-02-2016, 02:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,530
Posted By buds224
combined with an S-biner, I use paracord to...

combined with an S-biner, I use paracord to anchor my BOB to a corner of my trunk so it doesn't slide around. I made multiple knots on it so that I can adjust the tension based on which knot I...
Forum: Urban Survival 10-31-2016, 02:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,334
Posted By buds224
Been at it for so long that it's just become part...

Been at it for so long that it's just become part of my daily thinking. When something does happen, the pay off reminds me that thinking like a prepper is not for naught. Even going on campouts...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,598
Posted By buds224
Ha ha....highly agree......a true contrast...

Ha ha....highly agree......a true contrast between fact and fiction. LOL.
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,598
Posted By buds224
Charles Morse from the movie, "The Edge". Not...

Charles Morse from the movie, "The Edge". Not only does he have the right knowledge & mindset, but his monetary resources would make him a great prepper.
Forum: Political News and Discussion 10-25-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,814
Posted By buds224
Voted via Absentee Ballot and sent it in today. ...

Voted via Absentee Ballot and sent it in today. Military post gives us free express shipping with tracking on Official Ballots. Just because we are stationed overseas, does not mean I don't have a...
Forum: New Member Introduction 10-14-2016, 01:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By buds224
Hello and Welcome to the boards!

Hello and Welcome to the boards!
Forum: New Member Introduction 10-13-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,958
Posted By buds224
Welcome from Spain.

Welcome from Spain.
Forum: Food and water 10-09-2016, 02:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By buds224
Photos of your Hip Flasks

I decided to get myself one and have no knowledge of what's out there and what people look for in a Flask. I'll go through replies to gather features and what-not. Can't wait to see what people...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,470
Posted By buds224
http://www.navy.mil/ah_online/ftrStory.asp?issue=3...

http://www.navy.mil/ah_online/ftrStory.asp?issue=3&id=96962#.V-6sIYDmKxE.facebook
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,470
Posted By buds224
It might be because we are given a link via EU...

It might be because we are given a link via EU region. Here's the message since it's not classified:

UNCLASSIFIED
ROUTINE
R 291443Z SEP 16
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
TO NAVADMIN
INFO CNO...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2016, 05:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,470
Posted By buds224
Navy Rate Modernization........your thoughts?

It's official, Navy sailors lose their Rate Name (job titles) to the new Navy....I have my reservations and feel it takes something away from the sailors. I can't help to think there is an agenda...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2016, 01:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,083
Posted By buds224
If I was the guy that asked the girl about it, I...

If I was the guy that asked the girl about it, I know for sure I would have asked her to join me in seeing what would happen if we didn't stand. I'm just curious like that.

He asked and without a...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-25-2016, 01:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,903
Posted By buds224
Same here. I use eneloops and GZ rechargeable...

Same here. I use eneloops and GZ rechargeable batteries. If I were to go with any alkaline batteries, I would definitely seal them in a good battery carrier/container.

To the OP, good tip on the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-24-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,390
Posted By buds224
I wouldn't put much effort in fixing them, bu...

I wouldn't put much effort in fixing them, bu depending on design, the usual suspect, even on better lights, is the retaining ring on the switch end. Make sure it's seated in tightly.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-23-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 40,077
Views: 5,723,121
Posted By buds224
Just received my Snow Peak Mini Flame lantern. ...

Just received my Snow Peak Mini Flame lantern. Beautiful warm lighting with long run times off of ISO fuel. Compact enough to put in my pack. Beautiful Japanese design.
Forum: Communications 09-18-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,063
Posted By buds224
Wow, awesome pricing. It's labeled a "Po...

Wow, awesome pricing.

It's labeled a "Po Fung" at the top of the unit. I wonder if I've been pronouncing Baofeng incorrectly this whole time......I've been saying Bow-Feng...LOL
Forum: Non-Lethal Weapons & Self Defense 08-27-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,254
Posted By buds224
Looks like Nitecore is still selling them on...

Looks like Nitecore is still selling them on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00X3J9LT6/ref=s9_dcacsd_bhz_bw_c_x_2

It's an easy upgrade. Simply unscrew the stock lens ring/bezel and...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 08-27-2016, 02:10 AM
Replies: 3,512
Views: 1,037,888
Posted By buds224
Just tried it, and YES, I can! Pun intended....

Just tried it, and YES, I can! Pun intended. :thumb:
Forum: Non-Lethal Weapons & Self Defense 08-26-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,254
Posted By buds224
In that case, a nicely aggressive light is the...

In that case, a nicely aggressive light is the Nitecore SRT7.....not sure if the cr123 batteries is in your definition of commonly found batteries. If they're on your ok list, then check it out with...
Forum: Non-Lethal Weapons & Self Defense 08-26-2016, 12:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,254
Posted By buds224
When you say no focus at all, are you after a...

When you say no focus at all, are you after a floody beam or a throw/narrow beam?
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 08-23-2016, 01:46 AM
Replies: 3,512
Views: 1,037,888
Posted By buds224
He he....found a CornedBeef can key in my pack. ...

He he....found a CornedBeef can key in my pack. Meh....I'll keep it. It could be useful for something....at the very least, it's a backup. 1=0 2=1
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-22-2016, 04:59 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,516
Posted By buds224
That's a great light. I have x2 of the older...

That's a great light. I have x2 of the older generation LD20 lights. Still can't let them go. Nice slim design and great performer.
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2016, 01:38 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,960
Posted By buds224
In my strange work experience background I have...

In my strange work experience background I have 2:

Worked on oversized banners for major companies......you know those sideline banners at NFL games.....the ones with the home-team logos all...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-22-2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By buds224
Any members weathering the storms in Japan?

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/japan-tropical-storm-mindulle-lionrock-kompasu

Having lived there, I do miss the constant reminders to prep whenever a typhoon or earthquake struck our...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-21-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,516
Posted By buds224
I'm confused. Did the OP change their...

I'm confused. Did the OP change their requirements? Seems to be a lot of recommendations that don't fit what they were originally asking for.

Kudos to those who stuck to the requirements.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 08-18-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,389
Posted By buds224
Probably just letting their presence be known...

Probably just letting their presence be known (courtesy). I'd either just move on or return the flashes as an echo to acknowledge them.
Forum: Solar Wholesale 08-13-2016, 03:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,853
Posted By buds224
Sounds like an awesome deal. I'm a noob with...

Sounds like an awesome deal. I'm a noob with larger panels, so I've got a question....

What type of connection interface do these panels have? A photo would be awesome if possible.
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