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. . . I asked if there were anything I could do for her, and she pointed to my flashlight.

Definite flashaholic right there!

-Garry

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Hey Garry, THANK YOU for being the 1st replying to my thread.

I REALLY feel your pain.

A few days ago, I lost a “pen” 25cal single shot Derringer.
I used it for show more than anything else. I don’t know what made me get it out for fresh air.
No one to show it to either.
I carry way more powerful weapons.
Even my knives are more effective.

My loss is irreparable. No chance in hell to find another.

I cried (no tears) for like 2 days. And looked 100’s of times in the SAME places.

I’m over it now. Everything happens for a reason.

There’s always someone more screwed than you.

Carlos.

Lighting up the world one flashlight at a time.

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I just got convoy s2 host Smile nice tube light even with leftover xml2 t6 3c and hls pwm driver.. waiting for t5 80+cri led and qlite from intl, then it will be one of my favorites Smile
I feel your pain but hey, you can upgrade if it doesn’t show up!

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If you carry the light every day then the chances are great that it will eventually get lost. I lost my Thrunite T10 AA flashlight. It was a nice EDC light that packs a small punch in light output.

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I FOUND IT!!!  I must have dropped it while snow blowing my driveway. The snowblower must have picked it up and tossed it! It's really knicked up with a nasty slice off the front bezel, but I picked it up, clicked it on and it works perfectly. I think I heard the angels in heaven rejoicing when I spotted it! 

Here's pic showing the worst of the damage: 

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It looks worse than this pic shows, not awful, but I'm going to have to file down some sharp edges where the knicks are. 

-Garry

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congrats on finding it, looks pretty okay for going through a snow blower, i can imagine a lawnmower chopping it in half (which would make for an interesting photo)

i’m surprised the lens is not damaged

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And now you know that it really is yours. Smile

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Congrats! You’re a very lucky man!
You should give the light an upgrade for doing so well. Smile

BLF ≠ B-grade Flashlight Forum

 

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Great you found it, not so great condition though.

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I was just thinking. I had an unprotected 18650 inside. Going through the snowblower could have really made for an exciting situation!

A true testament to the durability of these Convoy hosts! Why would I need a SureFire EDC? I'd just have been out much more money and more ticked off that it was lost!

-Garry

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Samsung's safety validation for unprotected cells includes charging at 2.8 amps at both +12VDC and -12VDC(!) for 2.5 hours, short-circuit for 3 hours, and a bake test of 130*C for 1 hour, along with various drop, puncture, and vibration torture. The cells must survive with "no fire, no explosion" - they may not be usable any more after that abuse, but it's unlikely they'll kill you. Smile

edit: From the .pdf for the ICR18650-28A, here

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Now it looks mean! Glad you found it. I too found my lost T50 this past week, feels good to get it back.

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Poor baby!

Next time let it watch through the window with a cup of cocoa while you clear the driveway.

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Happy ending, and a battle scar to prove it.

You think the garryBezel will catch on?


 

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Awesome. Looks like that guy is back from war!

Never ever forget and forgive. Niwal**er new kid on the block trying to act tough.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24847
Do not support this brand.

DINODIRECTSCAM COMPANY. DO NOT BUY
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/11324?page=2#comment-254983

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Sweet, congrats.

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So I tell my wife the other night about finding my EDC and how it went through the snowblower and all that. Her response: "Well I don't understand how that light is any different from what you could buy at Harbor Freight."  It wasn't worth my energy to try to explain and she wouldn't care anyway. 

-Garry

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Clearly you need to buy one of every light at Harbour Freight and feed them one at a time through the snow blower till she understands the difference. Also make a video of that and you tube it for us.

TODO List:

Acquire more parts.

Devise cheap way to make TIRs.

Rub some bacon on it.

Finish something that I 

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garrybunk wrote:

So I tell my wife the other night about finding my EDC and how it went through the snowblower and all that. Her response: "Well I don't understand how that light is any different from what you could buy at Harbor Freight."  It wasn't worth my energy to try to explain and she wouldn't care anyway. 

-Garry

No, IMO it is not worth explaining it, moreover I find it a healthy situation that I have my own piece of world that is alien to her, and so has she Smile . As long as there is enough in common, it's fine like that.

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Awesome that you found it and that it survived, Garry!  Instant character on that light.  Kinda like scars on a guy.  Each one tells a story.  Usually they are worth telling.  Yours is!

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Glad you found it! Now, get a better clip! I use a cheap figure 8 caribiner thingy for my Qlite, 3C XML-2 Noctigon roche.

My gratitude to those who are willing and able to help others (in whatever way you can)! Being human is more than just existing for yourself. Smile

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eebowler wrote:
Glad you found it! Now, get a better clip! I use a "cheap figure 8 caribiner thingy":https://www.fasttech.com/p/1316201 for my Qlite, 3C XML-2 Noctigon roche.

So how do you clip it? Lanyard? Gotta pic?

-Garry

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I use a small, 1inch loop of chord through the lanyard hole and clip the light to either the pocket or the loops for my belt.

My gratitude to those who are willing and able to help others (in whatever way you can)! Being human is more than just existing for yourself. Smile

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Now get rid of that crappy clip .lest you lose it again .

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Missed the good news the other day when you found it!!

Good feeling, isn’t it? Smile

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garrybunk wrote:

So I tell my wife the other night about finding my EDC and how it went through the snowblower and all that. Her response: "Well I don't understand how that light is any different from what you could buy at Harbor Freight."  It wasn't worth my energy to try to explain and she wouldn't care anyway. 

-Garry

Document this, in case of divorce make sure she gets all the Harbor Freight lights. Innocent

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Gj is making some good points, and making me laugh at the same time! Wink

You could always do like me, put insurance on your EDC. You know, just in case?

<——one of a kind, non budget EDC

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DBCstm wrote:
Gj is making some good points, and making me laugh at the same time! Wink

You could always do like me, put insurance on your EDC. You know, just in case?

<——one of a kind, non budget EDC


you can actually get insurance for that?

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

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I’m a photographer, have insurance on my equipment, added the Texas Poker to my policy as a work related light. Smile

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DBCstm wrote:
I’m a photographer, have insurance on my equipment, added the Texas Poker to my policy as a work related light. Smile

well done! Smile

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

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