Backcountry Forum
Backpacking & Hiking Gear

Backcountry Forum
Our long-time Sponsor - the leading source for ultralite/lightweight outdoor gear
 
 
 
BCG Holiday Sale

Amazon.com
Backpacking Forums
BackcountryGear.com
backcountry gear

---- Our Gear Store ----
The Lightweight Gear Store
 
 WINTER CAMPING 

Shelters
Bivy Bags
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping Pads
Snow Sports
Winter Kitchen

 SNOWSPORTS 

Snowshoes
Avalanche Gear
Skins
Hats, Gloves, & Gaiters
Accessories

 ULTRA-LIGHT 

Ultralight Backpacks
Ultralight Bivy Sacks
Ultralight Shelters
Ultralight Tarps
Ultralight Tents
Ultralight Raingear
Ultralight Stoves & Cookware
Ultralight Down Sleeping Bags
Ultralight Synthetic Sleep Bags
Ultralight Apparel


the Titanium Page
WM Extremelite Sleeping Bags

 CAMPING & HIKING 

Backpacks
Tents
Sleeping Bags
Hydration
Kitchen
Accessories

 CLIMBING 

Ropes & Cordage
Protection & Hardware
Carabiners & Quickdraws
Climbing Packs & Bags
Big Wall
Rescue & Industrial

 MEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 WOMEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 FOOTWEAR 

Men's Footwear
Women's Footwear

 CLEARANCE 

Backpacks
Mens Apparel
Womens Apparel
Climbing
Footwear
Accessories

 BRANDS 

Black Diamond
Granite Gear
La Sportiva
Osprey
Smartwool

 WAYS TO SHOP 

Sale
Clearance
Top Brands
All Brands

 Backpacking Equipment 

Shelters
BackPacks
Sleeping Bags
Water Treatment
Kitchen
Hydration
Climbing


 Backcountry Gear Clearance


Stay Healthy--Eat Well

MARY JANES FARM ORGANIC MEALS

Mary Janes Farm Organic Backcountry Meals

NATURAL HIGH GOURMET MEALS

Natural High

 

Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#122946 - 10/26/09 08:33 PM Re: Losing the Headlamp? [Re: OregonMouse]
Kent W Offline
member

Registered: 10/15/09
Posts: 607
Loc: IL.
I was at my local Lowes today. They Have a baseball style camo hat with three LEDs sewn into the brim. Kinda cool keep the sun off the face bye day. And light when nature calls at night?

Top
#126612 - 01/10/10 03:17 PM Re: Losing the Headlamp? [Re: gorge_medic]
iceman Offline
newbie

Registered: 11/16/09
Posts: 2
Loc: Valley Forge, PA
one of the big reasons I keep a headlight is for emergency situations - much like my first aid kit. While many time I don't need it if I accidentally get hurt while taking a midnight "break" or need to hike out in a emergency situation because some else gets hurt a headlight is in my opinion a must. So while many people say "I don't bring one" I hope these same people don't feel the same way about a first aid kit. I can say I have never used my first aid kit but still bring it and my head lamp. petzl-e (which stands for... emergency hum...)


Top
#126841 - 01/15/10 06:04 PM Re: Losing the Headlamp? [Re: gorge_medic]
skippy Offline
member

Registered: 12/27/09
Posts: 129
Loc: CO
It is funny how the more experiences I've had the less stuff I carry. I started out backpacking with a full on maglite, then a mini mag, then a Black Diamond headlamp, and now I carry a Petzl E lite headlamp and a princeton tec pinch light.

I've used a light at night quite a bit including hiking in Canyonlands NP, looking for group members who started out late, setting up camp, cooking, etc. I would never intentionally leave home without a light as I've just needed it so many times unexpectedly or intentionally.

I would reconsider not taking a light if I were you. The minute you leave it you'll invariably be desperate for it and kicking yourself for not taking it. smile

Top
#133531 - 05/11/10 01:43 PM Re: Losing the Headlamp? [Re: skippy]
Pappy Offline
newbie

Registered: 04/25/10
Posts: 7
Loc: NC
My headlamp just attracts bats at the strangest times. Now I just carry my little UCO candle lantern for camp and I have my sidewinder light whichs weighs nothing and attaches just about anywhere you want. (2AA)
In my possiblities bag I carry a mini mag light I bought 20 years ago runs on two AA and is very bright. Sometimes I carry a couple of Chem-lites to keep the coyotes at bay.

When hiking at night I rarely use a light,but if it is too dark I'll use the Sidewinder. My kids carry those powerful Stinger lights,but I don't care for them. Sure they make night look like a lighted ball field. However the special batteries are hard to find and the bulbs burn out quickly

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2

Shout Box

Highest Quality Lightweight Down Sleeping Bags
 
Western Mountaineering Sleeping Bags
 
Lite Gear Talk - Featured Topics
Butane Stove
by Jim M
08:05 PM
Knife, Fire Starter, Ignition Source
by Jim M
12/11/17 07:34 PM
Bivvy bag with wired peak
by Petro1234
12/10/17 01:06 PM
Backcountry Discussion - Featured Topics
Greetings - and a question
by valongi
12/11/17 11:35 AM
Just found out about UCO candles
by toddfw2003
11/30/17 08:41 AM
Hitting the eagle rock loop, Ark in 3 days
by toddfw2003
11/19/17 11:31 AM
Make Your Own Gear - Featured Topics
Plant based insulation...
by billstephenson
11/18/17 02:58 PM
lightest grommets to use
by toddfw2003
10/22/17 06:13 PM
avalibility of thin ti rod
by the-gr8t-waldo
01/26/17 04:45 PM
Featured Photos
Breakneck Ridge, New York
May 2012 Eclipse, Lassen Park
New Years Eve 2011
Trip Report with Photos
Seven Devils, Idaho
Oat Hill Mine Trail 2012
Dark Canyon - Utah
Who's Online
1 registered (), 18 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
valongi, Atkinson J, Dcarpenter, Woodland, ultralight
12469 Registered Users
Forum Links
Disclaimer
Policies
Site Links
HOME
Backpacking.net
Family Hiking
Lightweight Gear Store
Backpacking Book Store
Lightweight Zone
Hiking Essentials

Outdoor Gear Daily Deals
Outlets, Sales, Bargains

Our long-time Sponsor, BackcountryGear.com - The leading source for ultralite/lightweight outdoor gear:

Backcountry Forum
 
 

Since 1996 - the Original Backcountry Forum
Copyright © The Lightweight Backpacker & BackcountryForum.com