E116: Flashlights — Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know

//E116: Flashlights — Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know

E116: Flashlights — Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know

In this episode, Aaron interviews Marshall of GoingGear.com…. on flashlights. Yes! A whole show dedicated to flashlights.

A flashlight is at the top of our list of things to never leave home without. But how much can there be to know about flashlights?

Let’s just say they’ve come a very long way since we were kids.

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So join us and find out as we discuss:

  • How to pick the right flashlight.
  • Weapon mounted lights vs. handheld lights
  • What the heck is the strobe function on a flashlight for
  • What’s the difference between the high end LED light brands?
  • Understanding LED Flashlights
  • Why it’s important to know the different colors of light these light put out.
  • Best long term batteries for Bugout Bags.
  • Why 18650 batteries are so great and more prevalent than you might think.
  • Understanding mAh (milliampere-hour) ratings on batteries (and how not to get screwed)
  • Battery Chargers
  • …And over the top battery chargers.
  • Plus, a special discount code just for ITRH listeners

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By | 2017-02-20T11:36:29+00:00 October 13th, 2014|Urban Survival Podcast Episodes|3 Comments

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3 Comments

  1. Martin October 16, 2014 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    After hearing this podcast today I happened to notice some 1.5V Lithium AA batteries at the store earlier. Here is the specs on them and what I can expect from my MiniMag with a cheap LED conversion….

    They are about half the weight… hold charge for up to 20 years… last up to 9 times longer during use (25hr x 9 = 225hrs of use!!!), the lithium batteries are almost immune to heat and cold and will function normally between temps of – 40deg F and +140deg F. Not to forget that lithium batteries maintain full power up until about the last 10% of charge… where old school batteries get weaker and weaker throughout the charge. My Nite Ize LED conversion has worked flawlessly for the last several years… even with a 1 and 3yr old playing with it continuously right now. Just tapping the waterproof button and having a light beam that is focused already makes good use of the weak 30 lumens. Primary use is just having a reliable flashlight around that never goes dead. Now it literally will almost never go dead. No matter the temps/weather/or child. lol

  2. tnwinge October 17, 2014 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Great show with some awesome advice on new toys to purchase.
    And I’ve been looking for a good battery charger for some time, and I think I’m in love…LOL

    • Aaron Frankel October 17, 2014 at 2:34 pm - Reply

      Just got the Xtar VP4 and yesterday. It. Is. Freaking. AWESOME. Although, unlike the previous version without the display, the directions read like it won’t do anything lower than a 3v battery. So no AAs. However, I need to check with Marshal about this. I could just be reading the directions incorrectly.

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