Flashlights for everyday and THE END OF THE WORLD

This is a product review of assorted flashlights that I have used for a long period of time. In my eternal quest for the “Best Bang For The Buck”, these were the winners!

21 Comments on "Flashlights for everyday and THE END OF THE WORLD"

  1. OmegaisNearV2 | March 31, 2010 at 1:37 am |

    I have a small AAA maglite I keep on my keychain. It’s small but it puts out a nice light if I need it and is on me at all times when I’m out of the house.

  2. rooftopeagle | March 31, 2010 at 2:24 am |

    Wow I want some of those eco lites!

  3. davidnightingale | March 31, 2010 at 2:43 am |

    5 stars. I carry a small single AAA battery powered flashlight, which gets a lot of use especially at this time of year. Because it is small, light and easy to carry, it does not get left at home. Cheers

  4. ironhead41 | March 31, 2010 at 3:02 am |

    my son-in law’s got one of them that he uses on his military excursions. yall talked me into gettin one. i wouldnt duct tape an oil lantern to my head without wearing a hat…..

  5. Yankeeprepper | March 31, 2010 at 3:12 am |

    You should give it a try for 3 bucks, it’s worth. I tried to duct tape my lantern to my head, but it didn’t really work out.

  6. ironhead41 | March 31, 2010 at 3:55 am |

    nice flahlights…my wife tells me that im the only man in america that doesnt own a flashlight. i still use my old oil lantern. the funny thing is that i keep dozens of extra wicks in my sock drawer…..and gallons of oil in the wood shed….i think i might buy one of those hat lights tho..

  7. vention4wh | March 31, 2010 at 4:04 am |

    Ya, an LED keyring flashlight is part of my everyday carry equipment, along with my leatherman wave, wallet, keys and windows mobile smart phone with a huge encrypted data stick, much of my emergency info, and nearly all of my important data.
    Oh, did’ya see the idea I came up with on how to vacuum pack mylar bags with a food saver? I may be the first person who thought of this so I made a video to share the idea.

  8. I wish I could get them for free, lucky you.

    I was camping in the lake district in england and had to walk though a little but totally dark wood one drunken night. had forgotten my main torch but had my keys ring torch with me, they got me to the tent with out any problems.

  9. NuggetsOfTruths | March 31, 2010 at 5:20 am |

    I heard about the test, but never knew the name.
    I don’t know the year, but I know once there was a solar flare/emp that knocked out half the electricity grid in the US. I wonder if it was another “test.”

  10. Yankeeprepper | March 31, 2010 at 5:27 am |

    I don’t know either. The western governments keep so much EMP research secret it’s hard to get anything solid. They didn’t release “starfish prime” effects for 40 years! They know this is a soft spot.

  11. Yankeeprepper | March 31, 2010 at 5:46 am |

    I have those TOO! I get them free at the Bank certain times a year when they are handing out calendars too. Am I a cheap skate for taking a few?

    Anyway…..they are great little flashlights too. I should have mentioned those.

  12. NuggetsOfTruths | March 31, 2010 at 6:19 am |

    Will look into it.
    I wonder…
    Is there a way of testing for emp-proofing?
    Without building an emp on a grand scale.
    I considered making something from a magnetron but decided i might cook myself by mistake 🙂

  13. I got some tiny keyring torches with one LED a few years ago and they are great for carrying all the time. you always have them with you and the light is good for something so small. If you buy 10+ at once they are less than £0.50 ($0.80 I think) each.

    has any one every tried a torch or Headtorch with RED LEDs for the night time?

  14. Yankeeprepper | March 31, 2010 at 7:20 am |

    Professor C.N. Ghiosh, writing in the IDSA’s Strategic Analysis Journal has a pretty in depth analysis done on EMP affects to circuitry. And he goes through the advantages of LEDS in that article. You have to subscribe to get in, but it’s free reading.

  15. NuggetsOfTruths | March 31, 2010 at 8:06 am |

    Got ya.
    So the silicone is destroyed through induction(of course) which can only exist if the junctions are close together.

  16. NuggetsOfTruths | March 31, 2010 at 8:15 am |

    I would be interested to find some documentation on what is affected and why. Fets have always been temperamental. So I’m not surprised they’re top of the list.

  17. Yankeeprepper | March 31, 2010 at 9:04 am |

    The scale of a LED semiconductor junction is huge compared to the junctions found in gate array chips. So even if they were MOS-based, LEDs would be an order of magnitude less vulnerable to EMP. The bottom line is that I wouldn’t worry about EMP destroying LEDs

  18. Yankeeprepper | March 31, 2010 at 9:34 am |

    Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) can suffer degradation in optical output by 10 to 20 per cent.” In essence, LEDs are far less vulnerable to nuclear weapons effects. Hard gamma or neutron radiation would kill you long before you noticed any degradation of LEDs due to silicon matrix disruption! And EMP waveforms themselves don’t affect the silicon structure on an LED.

  19. Yankeeprepper | March 31, 2010 at 10:29 am |

    LEDs are not absolutely impervious to nuclear weapons effects, but their design makes them fairly robust. Most of the publicized vulnerability of microcircuits to EMP pertains to Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) devices, which are indeed quite sensitive to fast rise-time high voltage spikes.

  20. NuggetsOfTruths | March 31, 2010 at 10:47 am |

    Are LEDs EMP proof?
    I’m thinking maybe they’re not?

  21. NuggetsOfTruths | March 31, 2010 at 11:13 am |

    I’ve been trying many different ones for year and I’m still trying to find a good one. I really only like wind up ones tho, but they’re all plastic crap from China. I’m not going to spend 100$ each either !!

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