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#122946 - 10/26/09 08:33 PM Re: Losing the Headlamp? [Re: OregonMouse]
Kent W Offline
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Registered: 10/15/09
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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?

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#126612 - 01/10/10 03:17 PM Re: Losing the Headlamp? [Re: gorge_medic]
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Registered: 11/16/09
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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...)


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

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

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