Friday, December 12, 2008

Mr Smarty Pants Screws Up

Major New England ice storm...no power...no water...1 SureFire...no extra batteries...sucks to be sure...


-- Post From My iPhone

10 comments:

Gus said...
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Jim said...

Mike,

Don't you hate the feeling?

I mean...the last time I took a flight to work, I had 2 Surefire lights on my person, and the TSA lady made a comment about it...

Better to be safe than sorry.

Goodluck with the storm.

nj_larry said...

Time to watch episodes of "24" on your iphone!

dmd45 said...

Sunny and 78* in Miami Beach! dmd

cbar10@hotmail.com said...

A kerosene lamp is good to have. Lit mine up today when the power went out. One should be prepared to go back to the nineteenth century quickly and easily at any time.

nj_larry said...

Just saw this emergency radio from C. Crane...it even charges iPhones and other cell phones. Pretty cool.

http://www.ccrane.com/radios/wind-up-emergency-radios/cc-observer-wind-up-emergency-radio.aspx?refid=EN090000KA000000

Anonymous said...

I have replaced my everyday carry light with a Fenix Cree. I has a low power setting that acts like a candle. It lasts a long time. It also has a strobe function, high power, sos. Good light. Surefire has a place for me. But, Fenix is a great all round light.

Anonymous said...

I always carry my "Micro Mini-Light". It uses one (1) "AA" battery and has an LED bulb. The battery lasts 100 hours, per the spec's and the bulb is rated "indefinite". Bulbs came in red, green, or white, if I remember correctly. It cost $24 at REI, about ten (10) years ago. It always works, is waterproof and comes with a neck lanyard. I use the lanyard, but let the light poke though a slot between buttons on my shirt and then I let it drop into my buttoned cargo pocket. That way, it isn't slapping around on your chest. It has a knurled no-slip finish that can be abrasive, if you know what I mean. It's always handy. No expensive "CR123" Lithium batteries with very short life. No, it aint a combat light, but it does what it's intended for; survival. I've carried mine all over the world and deep into the Canadian bush, on Boy Scout adventures. I highly recommend it. My son, the Eagle Scout, wears one too.
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Dock said...

I'm sure you've heard it but it bears repeating.

"Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement."

I bet you won't get caught like that again. :) Good luck dude!

Anonymous said...

Dock, Can I "steal" that quote?
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