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well what would be the best flashlight for SHTF/Camping and will be running for long amount of time? What would be the best flashlight for these uses? Thanks
 

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led keychain light for 1 buck you always have your keys so you always have the light.. head lamp would be my second choice love them doesnt have to cost alot for a light cheap ones work just as well as the expensive ones
 

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+1 on those plus I'm really liking my Mini-Mag LED conversion. There are a lot of great choices now but LED is my top choice for higher light to lower power consumption ratio. For blinding light I'll still take my Surefire, worked good on the bear at my blind!
 

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If you want a great flashlight you could try a Quark 2AA
http://www.4sevens.com/product_info.php?cPath=297_305&products_id=1620

Moonlight: 0.2 lumens for 30 days (1ma)
Low: 3.5 lumens for 5 days (10ma)
Medium: 18 lumens for 24 hours (50ma)
High: 70 lumens for 5 hours (250ma)
Max: 170 lumens for 1.3 hours (700ma)
Strobe: 170 lumens for 2.5 hours
Beacon: 0-170 lumens pulse for 18 hours

Thats all on 2 AA rechargeables, $59 well made water proof should last you a long time and is very bright compared to a MiniMag or similar light.
 

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Here's what I'm packing:

Freeplay Sherpa (wind up LED) Built like a tank and pretty bright.
http://www.freeplayenergy.com/product/sherpaled

The Bogo Solar Light: Amazing light with switchable spot or room illuminating modes, solar charged and when you buy one they donate one to a deserving person.
http://www.sunnightsolar.com/

Everlite Headlamp: Light weight and bright offering solar recharge and several modes of illumination.
http://www.newlite.com/

Black Diamond Apollo. Sturdy battery lattern, can stand on legs or hang from hook, built in battery life indicator. Used mine a lot durring hurricane Ike.
http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en-us/shop/mountain/lighting/apollo

Gerber Recon: Super small, task specific color selector, not too bright but good enough, rugged build.
http://www.gerber-tools.com/Gerber-Recon-Flashlight-22-80016.htm

Battery Chargers: Standardize your batteries on AA if you can. Get a solar powered charger such as: http://store.sundancesolar.com/poaafosobach.html

If you want to go a cheaper route, Energizer Batteries has a rapid charger that works off of home outlets and car lighter plugs:http://www.energizer.com/products/hightech-batteries/rechargeables/Pages/rechargeable-products.aspx
 

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Either a Surefire LX2 or an Ra Clicky. The LX2 has two modes and they are both available at a single push of the button but since low comes on first you wont waste time and power shifting past high. Not to mention you dont completly destroy your night vision as long as you just use low. And the Ra Clicky is just so damn reliable and has many programable modes including SOS, Beacon, And a SUPER low mode that will run for WEEKS.
 

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I dont spend alot of time trying out different flashlights so im no expert but i bought a mini mag light LED last year and it got me in the woods to my stand all last season,tracked a deer for a couple hours one night. and ive used it all year since then on 2 duracell aa's and its still going strong.
 

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I carry a 1A LED by NEBO products daily. Put's out plenty of light and is very easy on batteries. Here is the sad part though. The light that is with me ALL THE TIME and always fully charced is the LED light on my Casio GZ1 Boulder cell phone. Puts out pretty good light, I never forget to charge it and it is always with me (not by choice mind you) or next to me 7/24.
 

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I use the LED flash on my Bold too for the same reasons.

There is a $3 app you get to turn one of the buttons into an on/off switch for the light.

Actually does a very good job and the LED is surprisingly warm tinted.
 

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Do a google search on the Coleman Max flashlights. They have 3 different 115 lumen lights using different battery combinations. They are extremely nice considering you can get them on ebay for 15 bucks.
 

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I have used the Bogo Solar light quite a bit while camping, especially on my longer trips. The light held up great and was one of my most useful pieces of gear. Here is a review by Kev of another battery less flashlight.

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Just make sure that you either buy the LED version or get a drop in LED conversion kit for it.

Lasts a lot longer, better light output and shock proof for when you are improvising.
 

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LED vs Halogen

I find that LED lites are good for general purpose lighting but when you need a long distance spotter nothing beats a Halogen lite.

I have several pairs of lites where one has the LED upgrade and the other is stock. The LED one's get used all the time and the Halogen versions are for spotting.

Mag-Lites with the LED upgrades just can not focus a beam like when using the stock incandescent bulb. Maybe they have improved the LED technology but the last set of LED upgrades I got will not focus in a Mag-Lite. Granted the battery lasts longer but there's no spot.

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flashlight

I was looking in walmarts camping stuff today and came across evereadys crank led flashlight. Its pretty small and has a built in clip to attach to my BOB
I don't know if its good or not but for ten bucks I figured what the heck.:thumb:
 

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http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=49456


the one in the middle - Husky 2-D cell with LED lamp

I don't need a $100 fancy-shmancy flashlight/torch. The above light is sufficient for illuminating a room or self-defense

The same batteries have been in there since march

A big part of what you're paying for is the size. IF you always have a free hand and don't mind heavy equipment and big bulky batteries, then yeah those are fine.
 
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