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Emergency Situation.

Reading a recent post about the disasters happening in Canada. It got me to thinking. In a critical hasty evac. What lights would I grab? Apart from Firearms, ammo, blades, & other basic supplies. It would be fast & light… I imagine most of these things being stuffed into a backpack.
That has had me thinking all day about what two lights would I grab… Sitting here staring @ my curio. I think I’ve narrowed it down to my Olights… The SR51 & I6 paladin. My reason? The SR51 only uses 2 18650’s ( lots of light for two batteries ) . Making it much lighter than many others. The I6 could double as a excellent CQB tactical light & low would be exellent around camp in the evening.
Out of your collections… If you had to un*ss the AO (area of occupation ) at a high rate of speed… Which two lights would you grab?

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I'd take my emergency kit, that includes a fenix LD 12, just because it runs on AA batteries. Would take my mag as well. Can run on D cells and has DtoAA adapters in it to run on AAs as well.

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Cyclone C88 (18650, 26650 and 3AA)and an AA light (once i buy one), hopefully a Klarus P1A

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Out of my collection, the two collected would be BLF A8 and HD2010.  The BLF A8 because I have white and orange wands for it, so it can be used as a lantern or a beacon, and it has a moonlight that makes it a good nightlight.  The HD2010 for the reach.  The HD2010 will be upgraded when my shipments come in...more lux, lower low.  Both lights use 26650's and 18650's, which means I can use most of my battery collection with it.

The low mode should be lower.

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probably my ea4w and all the AAs in my house and nimh charger, and my blf a8 and all my li-ion and charger.

i probably have a a year+ worth of AAs for my ea4w, as long as i used it responsibly. i have somewhere around 150 alkaleaks, a dozen or so nimh, and probably another dozen lithium primaries... more if i salvaged cells out of other lights/electronics

my two 26650s and dozen 18650s fully charged in my blf a8 would also last quite a long time with out access to charge cells. 

 

 

i would put the rest in air tight containers with silica packs and bury them out back of my house Silly

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Dale, you should probably add the pictures of your wife you used to use for avatars to the list of things to take along. I imagine you should take her along as well. :bigsmile:

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SWM D40A – AA support, moonlight, and all the disco modes
HD2010 with 26650 and 4xAAA adapter, searchlight
3W solar charger w (AC plug too) for the 26650.

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cone wrote:
Dale, you should probably add the pictures of your wife you used to use for avatars to the list of things to take along. I imagine you should take her along as well. :bigsmile:

+1 you betcha Wink

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cone wrote:
Dale, you should probably add the pictures of your wife you used to use for avatars to the list of things to take along

what is that, a form of paper currency? 

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Pulsar wrote:

probably my ea4w and all the AAs in my house and nimh charger, and my blf a8 and all my li-ion and charger.

i probably have a a year+ worth of AAs for my ea4w, as long as i used it responsibly. i have somewhere around 150 alkaleaks, a dozen or so nimh, and probably another dozen lithium primaries... more if i salvaged cells out of other lights/electronics

my two 26650s and dozen 18650s fully charged in my blf a8 would also last quite a long time with out access to charge cells. 

 

 

i would put the rest in air tight containers with silica packs and bury them out back of my house Silly

And for all those reasons it's easy to understand why you are excited about the XinTD X3.  Other than the size, it'll have all the best of both those lights.  It can use all three battery types, plus AAA's with adapters, and has a nice low.

The low mode should be lower.

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leaftye wrote:

Pulsar wrote:

probably my ea4w and all the AAs in my house and nimh charger, and my blf a8 and all my li-ion and charger.

i probably have a a year+ worth of AAs for my ea4w, as long as i used it responsibly. i have somewhere around 150 alkaleaks, a dozen or so nimh, and probably another dozen lithium primaries… more if i salvaged cells out of other lights/electronics

my two 26650s and dozen 18650s fully charged in my blf a8 would also last quite a long time with out access to charge cells. 

 

 

i would put the rest in air tight containers with silica packs and bury them out back of my house Silly

And for all those reasons it’s easy to understand why you are excited about the XinTD X3.  Other than the size, it’ll have all the best of both those lights.  It can use all three battery types, plus AAA’s with adapters, and has a nice low.

I have one on the way Smile

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how did you pull that off??

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and yes, i like big reflectors too Sealed

pretty excited to see that light on the marked and price... and its gray, and i got an extra blue boot ta boot 

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Pulsar wrote:

how did you pull that off??

Daddy gotz skilz :bigsmile:

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WOW, whats happening in Canada? Shocked

I think if will have any disaster in Brasil, 99,9% of people don’t have any light Big Smile :bigsmile:

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Make sure you have as many ways to recharge your batteries as you can. I have the ability to recharge batteries with AC, DC and solar. I believe AA NiMh batteries and lights are the best for emergency situations because they charge much easier than LiOn.
I think you will find that good headlights will become some of your best friends. Zebralight H51 is about perfect because of the many modes and it is capable of running a long time on one single AA battery in the lower modes. Tailstanding lights will also be very useful. Try to use lower modes that don’t throw lots of light but still light up a room enough to do what you need to do. The headlight is then focused on things at hand with brighter light that is needed.

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Flooding in Southern Alberta is pretty bad. I’m starting to think a dive light that runs on easy to find cells. Fortunately the dive lights from Flashpilot arrived today Smile

I’m glad I’m not the only flashlight collector out there, I was beginning to think I was strange.
My name is Kendall and I’m a Flashaholic from western Canada

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We had a tornado by Edmonton a little over a week ago.
Towns around Calgary are under water. The river here in Edmonton is projected to raise 3.5 meters in the next 24 hours.

Floods really suck, we are not used to this much water

I’m glad I’m not the only flashlight collector out there, I was beginning to think I was strange.
My name is Kendall and I’m a Flashaholic from western Canada

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A bug out bag with 1st aid supplies for my pump I need a monthly supply of alkaline aaa some high calorie/fat food. Also

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Ill keep both of you guys in prayer

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in emergency situation always pick AA battery flashlight Smile

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My “Go Bag” next to my bed has: AA tank007 566 single mode xpg, cr123a thrunite neutron1c xml, cr123/18650 solarforce L2T with 5mode 4c xml p60, and my XinTD v3 C8…. Some of all the above batteries, plus some AAAs… and other goodies of course.

Why settle for one or two lights?? Smile

Tank007 is simple, cheap, almost dispoable, possible loaner to less prepared. Neutron has a nice UI in a small package. Could funtion in tactical role indoors. Have rings to mount it on my pistols in the event my primary weapon light fails. L2T has good modes and could be good CQB light. (If I had the chance, I would throw as many of my p60 drop ins in the bag as I could grab!) XinTD could cover moderate searchlight duties, but still pocketable.

Would probably grab my EA4w too. Can never have enough lights! Big Smile Good all purpose light & lantern, good emergency power source, very pocketable.

Ok… I broke the rules… so… If I was traveling ultralight/ultrafast the ea4w + ZL sc80w would probably get grabbed. Sc80 has superlows and takes AA or cr123.

I like copper

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CarpentryHero wrote:
We had a tornado by Edmonton a little over a week ago.
Towns around Calgary are under water. The river here in Edmonton is projected to raise 3.5 meters in the next 24 hours.

Floods really suck, we are not used to this much water

Floods really sucks as fu**, in São Paulo its common become under the water each heavy rain, but the worst part it’s impossible to solve by disordened grow of city |(

It’s sad to think how these people loss their furnishings and other belongings :_(

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never even seen that model ZL before... my two fav cells usable in one light, though i think i would go with a SWM for that price even though it would need the extender

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Can’t really go wrong with SWM or ZL. Both are very nice.

The sc80 was never super popular. I think partly because its a little fat for a AA, and long for a cr123 light.

There are smaller EDCs… But the benefit for that trade-off is that no additional extender piece is required (which may get lost). ZL made a clever little brass insert to enable either cell. Its a neat design.

The sc80W is the neutral version with a nice 4200k tint. Xpg is a little outdated now. I hope they make an xpg2 version (instead of xml).

Definitely praying for those dealing with floods and severe weather. Fires are still raging out west… fortunately mostly in unpopulated areas. Shit is popping off! Unfortunately, I see it getting worse in the future. Sad

I like copper

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I would grab a my BLF A8 and my 3T6 along with some spare batteries…and the extra tube for the 3T6 which makes is usable with 6AAs…
These are the lights I have always loaded fully and waiting for their use.(along with a 9T6)

With the fenix diffuser wand(slightly grinded) the A8 makes a superb lantern with really long runtimes and the 3T6 is the best light existing… :bigsmile:

I think the problem often is that people want to grab too much and heavy lights.

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CarpentryHero wrote:
The river here in Edmonton is projected to raise 3.5 meters [8.2 ft] in the next 24 hours.
That’s awful lot of water — and in such short time!
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It was on the news yesterday, most the news is covering Calgary, high river and other southern cities. I don’t think we will get it that bad but you never know. We are 3 hours north by highway but at a lower elevation

I’m glad I’m not the only flashlight collector out there, I was beginning to think I was strange.
My name is Kendall and I’m a Flashaholic from western Canada

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Pulsar wrote:

Is the fume from Crayola safe?

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probably not lol

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