|Sent on:||Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:54 PM|
Hey guys - just watched the webinar ( http://survivalist.com/survival-light-source/ ), some interesting points made about various light sources and their considerations (battery life, battery weight in backpack, fuel availability, etc), if you don't have time to sit through it, here's the skinny:
Consider a glow-in-the-dark (GID) solution for ambient/marker light. Clearly, you need good flashlights and propane/kerosene lanterns, but you could go through your batteries/fuel quickly in a long-term situation, and can blind yourself/lose your night vision for minutes if you get flashed with a light - not good for waking up and looking outside to see what that noise was.
Also consider that while glow sticks are great, they are one time use only, and they could break in your backpack before you even use them. The GID options recharge in seconds with a flashlight (stretching your battery life), glow for hours, and are usable for years - all Good Things IMO.
A GID solution could be very useful for the time when you're bunking down/getting up in your tent so you have enough light so get around/find your flashlight or boomstick but not keep you awake/give your position away, and might also be very good to mark a path or 'tag' any little ones running around a campsite.
The presenter's product is here - the link from the webinar gives a free-shipping package deal, or you could order from their site:
If you just want to try one, they are on Amazon for a bit cheaper than the main site:
Or, if you're like me and want to get to the nuts and bolts, you can order the Strontium Aluminate powder and seal it in your Food Saver for a custom size - you do have one of those, right ;)