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LuminAID PackLite 12 and PackLite 16 Reviewed

Posted on Aug 10, 2016

Lighting is an important commodity, especially in an emergency. All to often people have left battery-operated flashlights and lanterns unmaintained with dead batteries. Recent advancements in solar power have spawned a new generation of solar-charged lighting. One such company named LuminAID has taken those advancements and developed a series of lightweight and waterproof solar-powered lanterns that provide ample light when you need it and fold flat when they are packed away. LuminAID has kindly provided two models for us to have a look at…

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Fenix HL10 Headlamp Reviewed

Posted on Jan 6, 2016

In addition to having a high-powered flashlight in my EDC and bug-out gear, I also like to keep a quality headlamp and at least one lower-powered flashlight that utilizes a commonly available battery like AA or AAA in my gear bags as well. Today, I’ll be looking at the HL10 Headlamp from Fenix to see how well it fits into the plan…

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ThorFire LED Camp Lantern Reviewed

Posted on Sep 18, 2015

There are many LED camp lanterns and work lights available today, each with different features and functionality that set them apart. Today, I’ll be looking at the rechargeable LED Camp Lantern from ThorFire designed with some features that would be very attractive to preppers and those living off the grid. So let’s dig in…

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Fenix UC35 Flashlight Reviewed

Posted on Sep 5, 2015

In my EDC, I always carry at least three lights. Two of them are usually small twist-on LEDs lashed to zippers, but the third and primary light is always something with a much higher lumen rating. I recently came across the Fenix UC35 flashlight which has a USB charging interface so it can easily be recharged anytime, anywhere. Working in offices and datacenters, this was quite appealing to me so I had to have a closer look. Is it EDC capable? Let’s find out…

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OxyLED MD50 Flashlight Reviewed

Posted on Jul 31, 2015

In an emergency situation, it is important to have a quality flashlight nearby. I usually like to keep at least one compact high-lumen torch and a couple of low-lumen micro LED lights in my EDC, BOB and vehicles in addition to scattering them all around the house. But high-end flashlights are usually quite expensive so I like to check out the budget brands regularly hoping to find a decent alternative. Today I’ll be looking at the OxyLED MD50 Flashlight which is a budget 500 lumen rechargeable kit that may be good enough. Read on…

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Nebo 5519 CSI Edge Tactical Flashlight Reviewed

Posted on Jan 29, 2014

Nebo’s CSI Edge 50 is a high-intensity, tactical flashlight that can fit inside the palm of your hand. Keep it constantly within reach with the steel clip, or hook it on something as a hands-free cap light. Illuminates up to a distance of 45 meters.

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Nebo 5557, 5581, 5599 Redline Tactical Flashlight ...

Posted on Jun 30, 2013

The Nebo 5581 Redline Tactical Flashlight is a high-output flashlight capable of emitting 220 lumens with an MSRP of only $34.99. However, you can usually find it for less than $30 online. Model numbers 5557, 5581 and 5599 are exactly the same product, only the packaging is different.

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Nebo 5620 Redline Select Flashlight Reviewed

Posted on Jun 30, 2013

The Nebo 5620 Redline Select Flashlight is a high-output flashlight capable of emitting a blinding 310 lumens with an MSRP of only $49.99. However, with a little digging, you can usually find it for less than $40. With most 200+ lumen flashlights costing upwards of $80, this flashlight is very affordable alternative.

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