Flashlights, Lighters, and Multi-Tools

pstm13

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I saw what looks to be a good deal on a set of 200 lumen flashlights plus a mini-light at Sam's Club for $20. I thought I would ask if anyone has picked them up and if so are they any good? I can't find a link on the web. Otherwise I would have posted it.

I ask this because I recently picked up a Gerber Dime multi-tool and it ended up bending on me while I used the pliers for gripping a cardboard tube of all things.

Also, if anyone has other misc. gear they found recently feel free to post. For some reason I get addicted to finding a really bright flashlight, a good multi-tool or lighter for a low price.
 

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I have a bright light problem, too. I bought this Fenix headlamp about a year ago...yeah, it's bright.

I'm a Leatherman fan for my multi-tool.
I will probably pick up a Fenix @ Thanksgiving. Amazon has some great deals online then. I tried last year but missed the deal when my credit card needed to be updated.
 

Michael

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My gear:
Flashlight ledlenser P7, 200 lumens, focusable. Headlight ledlenser H7, 170 lumens, focusable too.
Multitool, my old, bulky Wenger Ranger, at work Leatherman Surge, that's a good helper.
For the next future, for spotting, night photography, Lupine Betty, 2600 lumens.

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I can't speak for that brand but 200 lumen is pretty bight, plenty for camping. I have been moving over towards lights requiring 18650 Li-ion. The battery is a little pricey(~$15) but they can drive the lumen. I use them on my bikes for night riding. A single 18650 can drive a 1000 lumen light for an hour. I recommend the Redilast brand battery and the Pila charger. A lot of the stuff on the market is inferior Chinese crap. Dead cells, failed chargers etc. Below is a link to a tiny super bright light(400 lumen) that uses the 18650 battery. Cyclist use these on their helmets.
http://www.shiningbeam.com/servlet/the-208/ShiningBeam-S-dsh-mini-XM-dsh-L-T6/Detail

Michael:Lupine Betty is lumen porn at its best:)
 

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baltocharlie: Absolutely, but 'Where the light is, is shadow too!'
The costs are astronomical high.

Other nice lights for camping and rough work are UK-lights (Underwater Kinetics).
I use the 'UK 3AA eLED CPO' at work on my helmet and for normal use.
 

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Michael, what kind of work do you do that you wear helmets and use headlamps? I don't need such in my office....:whistle:
 

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Art, something like this:

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I don't need such in my office....:whistle:

...be prepared, if sometime the ceiling comes down. ;) :D
 

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Ah... you are a Gefahrenabwehr! I knew it! Is that our "conflagration engineer"? So your helmets and headlamps are provided by your employer... We should hook up when you get into UT.

The only time my office ceiling is coming down is when a Gefahrenabwehr pulls it down with his piolet.
 

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I recently picked up my first Zippo lighter. It reminds me of an old Ford truck in that there is a lot of maintainance but if done properly it will work great. Anyone else use a Zippo?
 

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Yep, I use Zippo lighter.
I own a very small collection.
My first one is a 1990 - 500 years Columbus.
 

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I'm wishing I paid a little extra and got the Squirt.
I sent back my Gerber Dime. The company shipped me a brand new one. I just need to remember pliers are ment for light duty.
 

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I use a bic lighter, super cheap, super reliable, super light.

I have tried the Gerber mulitool but I still prefer the Leatherman. I think I have a Juice in my pack atm
 

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Yes, bic lighter are great. I ever have one as backup in my backpack.

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I recently picked up my first Zippo lighter. It reminds me of an old Ford truck in that there is a lot of maintainance but if done properly it will work great. Anyone else use a Zippo?


I've been using a Zippo Lighter for the past 22 years. It's never failed to start in any condition. It can get tricky lighting a fire, you have to get the right angle on your tinder or put the tinder on some bark then light it and place the bark back into the fire pit. Other wise, you will burn your fingers. I too have a small collection of zippos. On cold days it can warm your hands, like our boys did back in WWII.
 

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Yes, bic lighter are great. I ever have one as backup in my backpack.

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Yes, that's true. I have carried a mini bic with me for years.

However, you can do a lot more tricks around the camp fire with a Zippo. I also like that I can run it on almost any fuel (from hand sanitizer to Coleman camp fuel and even diesel). I also like that it can double as a candle and does not need to be held down with the thumb to stay burning. It stays burning in the wind much better than a bic. You have to refill the flint and fuel frequently but that is kinda part of the fun.
 

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