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    Default *NEW* Flashlight Stories - Chicken Soup for the Obsessed Flashaholic's Soul

    I was looking around and I saw quite a few posts telling about times when people have really used their flashlights. I thought it'd be a good idea to collect all these stories here. (Kinda like the Surefire stories page on their site.) If people post links to other threads with stories we can have them all easily accessible. After all, everybody likes to read a good story!

    My goal is to make a comprehensive list of flashlight stories on CPF -- help me make it happen!

    Useful wiki link
    carrot's picks: (reverse chronological order)
    Light helps avert trouble
    Oddest comment from a sane person about your lights?
    Ever use your light to help others?
    Wildest flashlight stories?
    A positive security experience with my lights?!?
    Flashlight prank goes off perfectly!
    Who has actually used the "Tactical" aspect of their torch? #10 #27
    So... Can a Surefire REALLY saw through another flashlight?
    Can I borrow your penlight?
    Mag85 to the rescue
    Blackout, Fenix L1P, and flashlight envy
    Christmas Gifts III -- #332
    You Know You've Made a Convert When...
    Beware the Mighty SF M6! <-- a top pick!
    Gave away an Arc AA - Saved Hundreds of $
    funny Tigerlight story

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    Also see:
    carrot's Arc Story Collection

    Stories posted in this thread:
    #4 #11 #38


    Related threads:
    LIGHTS OUT! The worst time for your light to go out?
    Ever get into a pi**ing contest with your lights?
    Anybody ever had dreams about/including flashlights?
    Oddest comment from a sane person about your lights?
    What is your earliest memory of using a flashlight?
    Ever use your light to help others?
    Real World Scenario
    Would / do you ever lend out your flashlights?
    Wildest flashlight stories?
    Were you ready for the great blackout of Aug '03?
    When was the last REAL need for a flashlight.
    Flashlights in TV shows and movies

    Stories:
    Shanghai - Funny Experience
    Just wanted to share my story...
    Two flashlight stories
    Small flashaholic moments like these...
    Key chain flashlight saved my dentist's life
    NiteCore D10 &amp; SF 6P w/ M60 shine during Emergency situation!
    Glad I had three lights on me the other night
    Oh TK40, why did I forsake you?
    Pilot's LED flashlight saves lives from sinking plane.
    Inside a 7-11 this morning:
    Finally! Had a need for the EDC
    Had an out of the ordinary (for me) flashlight experience tonight
    Power outages, bad weather, some thoughts...
    A holiday in Cam...Vietnam
    Aloha.......a flashlight story
    Surefire 6PD Attacks... Me
    225 Lumens of BUSTED!!!!
    Quick story about the wife.
    Photon-fest @ 37,000'
    "Memorable" Desert Incident
    I'm a sad man
    Malkoff saves the day: Lighting up the world's longest pedestrian bridge
    Thought this might be a story worth sharing..
    Small town cops, gotta love em
    Quark Mini 123 saved the party
    HDS high CRI clicky saved us
    They laughed, until.......
    First Light Experience Post
    My Stories
    Taint no justice in this world...(Light Story)
    Owned some kids last night!
    My SF E1L vs. garbage disposal!!
    Neighbor's baby ate my tailcap
    Treasures of the Deep! A Quarky Story.
    Terrorized some terrorists with my Maelstrom the other night
    Conversions...I have 3 and counting, how about you?
    Qmini 123 Ruined it!!!
    The Day I EDC'd a Monster
    Power outage in restaurant last night
    Now.....THIS is why I joined CPF!!!! "LED Flashlight geeks" rejoice!
    Good use for incans
    M3 fends off uninvited guest late at night
    In praise of fenix
    Amusing story involving my Wife, The Army, and Zebralight
    The Story of John the Flashaholic - with pictures
    Finally spoke with someone who knows something!

    Fenix lights to the Rescue!
    My E2DL got used in science class today!
    A L0Pse victory in the field
    My flashlight saves the day!
    Surefire to the rescue
    "My light's brighter than yours"
    E1B man Saves the Mortals!
    Murder by Alkaline *Flashlight Obituary*
    I never thought I would need a flashlight at...
    Whew, just had my first real-world flashlight scare!
    Mr. Fradette's Ray-O-Vac Cabinet (a reminiscence)
    My Start as a Flashaholic - A Story
    An enlightened to the rescue
    Funny PH50 Story
    Combat course & E1E...
    My first flashlight story
    The Flashlight Boys' Christmas is now Online
    I caused some Light-envy last night!
    Dad loves his Fenix L0D
    Mr Party Strobe
    another good story...
    Blackout in the Toronto
    Put 'Em To Use Stories
    ROP story
    Salesmen can be Funny
    Shout out to the Aeon!
    It's amazing what non-flashaholics will use for light!
    Crazy SF story
    Saved a life tonight with my light!
    Road accident - assistance with SF L1
    Indiana Jones Cereal Box Flashlight Review
    TK10 lights up the street!
    having a flashlight is so useful
    flashlights come in handy
    Diving with "The Moderator"
    The most expensive Fenix P1D - $760!
    Big Maglites Make Me Sentimental (true story)
    My Novatac helped me last night...
    My Maglite 6D story
    I got to use my EDC in an emergency last night
    Using Malkoff at midnight = LEO visit
    My flashlights story
    Not a real brand?!
    Yet another stupid story
    Cool flashlight story of the day
    My first Emergency Situation using my EDC Light
    LED flashlight experience: 2 weeks in a Costa Rica rainforest (more pics added)
    Sure Fire A2 Aviator in the Real World
    Fenix L0D-CE Q4 Saves the day!
    Quarks to the rescue!
    Using a flashlight to sight my rifle
    Fun at work
    Possibly saved a life last night with two of my flashlights!
    Harry Potter taught me about flashlights
    Surefire L2 drew attention!
    My very first Mini-Mag light
    Wife and HID... a success story
    "The third car is on fire!"
    Always glad to help someone out with a flashlight...
    Flashlight used in a survival situation, what's your story?
    Girl uses Gladius strike bezel to good advantage
    Making a flashaholic, the hard way
    Real life stories?
    A geeky dad with his flashlights embarasses his daughter!
    Flashaholic husband to the rescue
    Flashlight power comes to aid in power outage
    P3D R100 Rebel true story
    My U85 helps me save a life.
    Things break at the worst possible time!
    My flashlight got me stopped...
    Flashlights and Hot-Headed Motorists
    Your true stories
    Larson's corn maze
    Cool experience - Night walk in Wildlife Refuge
    Funny flashlight experiences -- tell here
    Anyone ever ask you, Need a flashlight?
    You guys gotta check out this dream I had about flashlights last night
    Went hiking tonight
    Dr. tries to steal my L0P
    Talking flashlights with the police today
    haha...finally gone away from Maglites!
    Bonehead Flashlight Stories
    AAA Survives 5 years Lost in a Cave
    Police wanted to fine me for riding without taillight, they really made my day!
    These lights are a part of my life
    Had my first flashlight-aided altercation last night!
    It's good to BE PREPARED with an EDC flashlight
    Flashlight Helps with Defense
    Non-flashaholic friends, we all have them
    Had a Blackout on Saturday !
    P2D CE Lights the Hollywood Bowl
    I HAVE SHAMED ALL OF CPF...SORRY ALL
    Surefire E2L Cree vs. Japanese steel & the wild...and the winner is???
    New Surefire L1 lights up the Bad Guy
    Lights lend a helping hand
    How my light helped keep me from trouble!
    Lucky I had a light!!
    Gave my L1P Away - Great Story !!
    Ti PD-S Goes To Half Dome
    Light helps avert trouble
    BIG flashlight story
    Swimming with the Kroma!
    I was going to give you a nice full review...
    InstaRaver: Have flashlight will travel. Lotsa Pics!
    Actual nighttime flashlight use (unusual for me)
    A2 story...
    Found another GREAT use for my Draco!
    Right place at the right time
    Surefire L1 vs. John Deere **Wow**
    Night Hike Story - Without lights? For awhile...
    Power Outage Last Night
    Sent in U2 for repair and...
    Has a flashlight truly saved your hide? How? (Or Minimag saves stupid hunter, lol )
    Fenix P1D-CE saved me from a cold night out in the bush!! (controversial)
    A Co-worker's first reaction to LED flashlights....
    Couple Fenix's = Possible lifesavers
    My wife saved a life today, thanks to her Fenix LOP!
    "Who brings a flashlight to class anyways?"
    THANKS "CANDLEPOWER FORUMS" MEMBERS!
    glowing garbage can!
    A True Story - Pelican LED shines the way
    Couple Fenix's = Possible lifesavers
    Inova XO3 saves the day!
    Hands off my torches?! -- Funny!
    Flashlight Stories?
    The Cyanator lights up Radio City Music Hall !
    I got to use my new toy!
    Why I edc an Arc-AAA P
    Flashlight in church saves Christmas
    i think my surefire may have saved my life
    Another use for a Streamlight TL-3
    So I finally got to use my Arc AAA for real
    I just made my first convert!
    Good for snorkeling
    wait a min, let me get a light
    Last weekend was a redeeming one for the flashaholic in me...
    Me, my buddy's, Silvia, and my SL 4AA Luxeon. Enjoy!
    my flashlights save the night
    Surefire M6 finds the cat!
    Surefire A2 to the rescue
    Wife is a believer now...
    Kids say the darnedest things...
    Used my Stinger to thwart some thugs
    Ghost Hunting Flashaholic
    Fenix L0P-SE (almost) saved my life
    Lesson learned: Always attach lights while kayaking
    Budding Flashaholic Story
    A flashaholic's priorities
    a flashlight story in nyc
    Surefire True Stories
    Aloha... a flashlight story
    Two years of waiting - Finally a blackout
    ROP Flashlight use story
    Vindicated At Last. ( A Hospital story.)
    "That's not a bright light, *THIS* is a bright light..."
    Interesting outing with my HDS...
    Oddest use of your flashlights
    Uh oh... another one bites the dust...
    LOL... My Wife's Comments on Her Fenix E1
    My son (Aged 7) built a hotwire...
    ARC LSH-P vs. very angry pregnant python
    Ever been in a black out and NOT lit up?
    Another occurence to scare my relatives into getting more lights...yay!
    And night becomes day!
    So I tried firing a handgun while holding a light today...
    Blackout tonight!
    Funny conversation about UV flashlight
    Oh look, the power's on in that building...
    Ah, just remember my first camping flashlight story
    Dr.'s office blackout
    Here's what I did when the lights went out
    Flashlight saves the life of ... my mailbox!
    I got my manager hooked!!!
    He he he... Freshly Minted Flash-o-holics!
    Finally some action for my E2D on a bad day
    another EDC-saves-the-day story
    Flashaholism saves Marc from ticket
    Spouse Dealing with Flashaholism
    Flashlights at the zoo?!?
    Sad day for Lumens....
    M3 at the scene of an accident
    How to silence your neighbor
    Blackout on Fathers Day
    got caught 'naked' last week
    4th of July in the heart of the ghetto
    Look for the light...
    Ooh! Ooh! Another flashlight story!
    Surefire G2 saved me from a bad situation
    Surefire C3 Clears A Path
    Dont mess with people collection shopping carts
    Hellfire caves and fun in the dark
    New use at work for my Mag11
    Wife unknowingly a flashaholic!
    It finally happened... I dropped my Ti McLux onto pavvement
    Will work for Surefires
    Light Salesman demo goes awry -- Pelican M6 LED
    dragoman's flashaholic moment...
    tankahn's ROP story
    boostmiser's A2 story
    Let an ER Doctor borrow my M3 tonight
    ROP may have saved us...
    What happens to the light once it's left the touch?
    New use for A2 discovered
    Good Flashlight Intentions gone bad...
    Helped out my local Fire Dept...
    Small town cops, gotta love em
    greenLED goes to the movies...
    Reason 21 why you should always carry a flashlight
    Streamlight TL-3 story
    Good way to start the day!
    SF E2L at Knob Creek (short)
    Finally converted some of my family members... (short)
    Flashaholic becomes flashahol-ee?
    A positive security experience with my lights?!?
    Another EDC Story
    Possible change to the E2L? Plus, my story about Surefire service.
    Fun with keychain LEDs and RC toys
    Office Blackout
    Converted the most beautiful girl I have ever met to flashoholism today (sort of)
    Flashlight prank goes off perfectly!
    SF E1 and Arc AAA @ Disney World
    Some real-world LED applications...
    Walking the cat... with an A2 <-- shameless self-promotion!
    SF A2 in Rio de Janeiro
    The importance of a backup light...
    Fog and flashlight light sabers
    My E2e broke up a cat fight...
    Power just went out... Woohoo!
    E1L + F05 saves the day
    Blackout report!
    Ever helped others with your lights?
    Funny Birthday Story
    64 bit processing, it's GOOD! (short)
    Teased with a 10 second blackout
    New to this forum a little introduction story
    How my Inova T3 saved my @ss last night...
    "And then I pulled out my flashlight" stories
    Took my McLux PD to the Beach...
    A little fun with the new neighbor
    Flashlight Story: Weird people order pizza
    Power outage
    Power Out - Funny!
    HDS EDC to the Rescue or Reason #6 Why You Should Always Have A Light.
    My first time (this one time, at band camp)
    Anyone ever had trouble with the police?
    Been told "Sir you can not have a light in here"?
    Secret handshake
    Cocaine vs ROP LE
    Flashlight moment
    E2D used on the street for the first time...
    Masked Bandits prowling around
    Who had the last laugh?
    Almost got arrested this morning...
    Who has actually used the "Tactical" aspect of their torch? #10 #27
    How can I deal with annoying people? #13
    Basic 60 saves the day!
    Unexpected flashaholic moment
    Little thugs scared of light
    Flashaholics' day - and always have a corded phone!
    The incident that got me into flashlights...
    Flashlight to the rescue!
    Flashaholic at the doctor's
    Blackout last night
    So... Can a Surefire REALLY saw through another flashlight?
    Can I borrow your penlight?
    Daddy's little princess (not quite a story)
    Yea! Power Outage!! Lights that work...
    Never expected to find what I did with my flashlights
    Is this behavior weird?
    Mag85 to the rescue
    Christmas Program Gone Fenix!
    Blackout, Fenix L1P, and flashlight envy
    Impressing the Non-Flashaholic crowd
    Christmas Giveaway III #328 #332 #343
    bed & breakfast & blackout
    A disaster averted with the help of a good light
    The life I helped save and the lights I use to do it
    Flashlight saved me from a big problem!
    Another flashlight convert!
    When do you really, truly absolutely need a REALLY BRIGHT light?
    Power failure, but I did the unthinkable
    that sickening crunching sound...
    The perils of a non-flashaholic using a hotwire mod
    Jealous people at your flashlight?
    Blackout + M@G85 + people =
    My best flashlight experience so far...
    My wife needed a work flashlight...
    Quick Halloween story
    :-O Family Flashlight Intervention! :-O
    What would you do in this situation?
    What interesting experience have you had with your HDS light?
    HDS EDC U60 goes to Halloween Horror Nights!
    You Know You've Made a Convert When...
    How did flashlights become your passion?
    Blackout at work today
    Lights used during 8 days without power.
    Forgot my EDC when I really needed it
    So I was walking my dog with my hotwired mag...
    Over illumination and unnecessary exposure
    Beware the Mighty SF M6!
    Ever met a CPF'er?
    Sea Monster sightings? - Ever wish your flashlight wasn't so bright?
    Deteriorating situation in New Orleans #27
    ARC Flashlight: True Stories
    SL 1W Luxeon saves ICU patient
    RayBob's Cow Tippin' Flashlite Comparison
    How to torture an Arc AAA. Instructions included
    Older stories:
    Power outage in Saskatoon (flashlight fun)
    Bright lights are fun...
    Power outage at my school!
    Intruder in the house!
    $21 for a flashlight?!
    A New Flashaholic in the Making
    Flashlight stories
    Mistaken for a terrorist
    Flashaholic NY's Eve!
    TSA, flashlight true story
    Flashlights in the Sandbox!
    L4 saves the day (night).
    Don't take your flashlight to the club!
    my edc is banned during dating
    Flashlight Dinner
    Have a kid who's a potential flashaholic?
    L4 makes me a hero (sorta)
    When did you know you were a flashaholic?
    That PERFECT Flashaholic moment
    Gave away an Arc AA - Saved Hundreds of $
    What spurred your flashaholism?
    The Flashaholic's Dream
    Had a power failure tonight!
    Just had a "flashaholic moment"
    "Flash"light action on harbor cruise
    The Gingerbread Man
    My visit to Surefire
    I used my flashlight for self defense last week.
    A Flashaholic's Dream... Almost
    Ever dream about a flashlight?
    Eastern power outages (8/14 - the ONLY thread) -- the August 2003 blackout thread I've been looking for
    Why are you carryiing so many flashlights?
    Yet another flashaholic moment
    Flashlight story
    Home invaders not deterred by lights.
    How many converts have you made this year?
    E2 saves the day - unfortunately
    Excellent Flashlight Story -- actually, a little disappointing
    Flashlight saved a life
    E2e in action!
    Can I please borrow a flashlight?
    Who has the most banged up WORKING Surefire light? -- nice pictures included
    A testament to Surefire lights
    SF C2 vs Washing Machine
    E2e vs A2 -- see Size15's second post in the thread
    Why Surefires are great!
    What is your best lost a flashlight story?
    Flashaholic Moment: Power Outage!
    Dad has left the dark side
    Funny party/flashlight story
    funny Tigerlight story
    Surefire in my local news
    So, what got you started? -- scroll down a bit for some good stories
    #$%@&* evil doorman forbids lights
    E2e at Rush Concert Last Night -- really short
    A Flashaholic anecdote
    Flashlight Stories
    Flashlight down the toilet...
    I had dinner with PK last night.
    Flashlight Joke <-- I like this!
    Have you ever flashed your friends?
    Lighten Up! Torch and light jokes, Good, Bad And Indifferent
    E2 incident on the mall...
    M6, Arc LS, and the outage that shut the mockers up!
    Blackout/Tigerlight/ I spoil that woman
    SF E2e dissipates derision
    Interesting story
    A bright light broke up a fight
    E2 used to tick off idiot motorist
    The SUREFIRE Operator who laughed
    How Humiliating
    You KNOW You're a Flashaholic When...
    New M6 prevents accident
    Surefire switch unreliable to non-flashaholics
    New M6 prevents accident
    Surefire switch unreliable to non-flashaholics
    Flashlights and Airport Insecurity PART II
    Surge stops a cop
    Do people with cheap flashlights irritate you?
    LED use at local theater
    what is your best "I'm glad I had a Flashlight" experience ?
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    Disclaimer: Just because I didn't include your story in "carrot's picks" does not mean it isn't a good one... just not among my favorites. I can't favor *everything*...
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    Default Re: Flashlight Stories

    That is a great idea, Carrot.

    I've often wondered why such a focused thread doesn't exist here. It would certainly provide good ammunition to use on our Illumination-Illiterate critics/doubters.

    The stories on the Surefire website are good... but highly compressed and edited versions. They tend to leave out the kind of crucial details that make truly memorable Lessons-Learned case studies.

    Over the past year I've touched upon some real-world flashlight stories from my Vietnam experience through this Christmas. I'll be glad to elaborate on a handful to help jump-start this. However, I suspect it won't take much to break-open the dam. Given the extraordinary total experience of CPF'ers from all walks of life, this has the potential to be one helluva thread.

    What say you, my fellow CPF'ers?

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    Default Re: Flashlight Stories

    Great idea, a suggestion how about including the lessons learnt during the recent floods, storms and disasters.

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    My Pelican SuperSabre's pin point beam illuminated where a 5kV rated cable faulted to ground. The local power company wasn't able to find the problem in my building's outdoor switchgear due to daytime ambient light and their lights were not bright or concentrated enough.

    The cable had been carrying 7.5kV for a few years and with the Pelican I was able to locate the charred spot on the black cable. I'm only an electrician/maintenance tech but run into this regularily - most tradesmen/professionals don't carry proper lighting tools, even when it's essential to their job. Kinda like a carpenter without a saw - he can't see - he, he, haw!
    I'm absolutely certain that I need another flashlight.

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    Default Re: Flashlight Story Collection

    Bump. I just added a *lot* of stories to the list.
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    Default Re: Flashlight Story Collection

    Bump.
    Added a few new ones, including this: Mag85 to the rescue

    A lot of you are viewing this thread... don't be passive viewers, be active participants! Help me add more! If you come across a story thread I haven't linked to yet, please inform me.
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    Default Re: Flashlight Story Collection

    this is a great thread you're working on, oh, Great Orange One.

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    Default Re: Flashlight Story Collection

    Carrot,

    Great thread, when you add new stories, can you put the date they were added for us old fogies who can't remember which we've read?

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    Default Re: Flashlight Story Collection

    Quote Originally Posted by bwaites
    Great thread, when you add new stories, can you put the date they were added for us old fogies who can't remember which we've read?
    I was thinking about that. I'll make a separate post whenever I add new stories, listing all the new ones, which would be easier to read.

    Edit: Just made a list of all the ones I added today, see above post.
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    Grinser2 Re: Flashlight Story Collection

    I posted this in the CAFE forum back in 11-10-02:

    "While paying for breakfast at a small cafe yesterday, I heard the words that are every flasholics wet dream...."Anybody got a flashlight?" Almost before the words had cleared her mouth, my Scorpion was in my hand being offerd to her! Some that were there, say that they thought they saw a whiff of smoke coming from the Scoprion's holster! They had dropped something in kitchen and it had rolled into some small, dark, damp corner.

    I still don't believe it, in public, "Anybody got a flashlight?" HooBoy!!! Made MY day!! "

    http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=14585
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    Default Re: Flashlight Story Collection

    Here's one I started a while back:

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?p=653131
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    Default Re: Flashlight Story Collection

    Added a few stories from the Christmas Giveaway III thread.

    What's new?
    Christmas Giveaway III #328 #332 #343

    Edit: If you've come across stories posted in a thread, please tell me about it. If you don't remember the name of the thread, but the general gist of the story (keywords please!) I can try to find it... or you can.

    Edit: Added MayCooper's story (Feb 12 :: 0249EST)
    Almost got arrested this morning...
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    Default Re: Flashlight Story Collection

    New story added today:
    Who had the last laugh?
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    Hey Carrot,

    I am very pleased to see that someone here on CPF has taken the time to make a thread like this. It must have taken you a long long time to do that! Not only do you have to type, but you have to find the stories! But the stories make some of the best reading on this forum!

    Cheers to you Carrot!

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    Updated again.

    What's new?
    Added a section called "carrot's picks" -- the stories I think best represent the upsides to our obsession... err, hobby. Those I feel are the most entertaining and well-written get stuck up there, kinda like Craig's "trophy case."

    As always, if you find a story or dig up one from years past that I don't have listed, please PM me about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by PoliceScannerMan
    Hey Carrot,

    I am very pleased to see that someone here on CPF has taken the time to make a thread like this. It must have taken you a long long time to do that! Not only do you have to type, but you have to find the stories! But the stories make some of the best reading on this forum!

    Cheers to you Carrot!
    Thanks PSM. It's nice to know my latest effort in procrastination has been appreciated.

    Update @ 2317EST
    Corrected a link:
    Were you ready for the great blackout of Aug '03?
    Added new stories:
    bed & breakfast & blackout
    Blackout + M@G85 + people =
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    cpfwiki.com might be a good home for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulr
    cpfwiki.com might be a good home for this.
    I second that. I go to cpfwiki a lot because it's easy to find stuff there.
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    The heck with runtime. I just want to hold the sun in my hands!! Brighter is Better!

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    Cool Stuff, I like hearing these stories

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    Nicely done Carrot! Thank you. I agree with your top pick. Mongo Madness's "Beware the the Mighty SF M6" gets my vote as best story. Hillarious and very well written.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulr
    cpfwiki.com might be a good home for this.
    Done.

    Anyone want to volunteer to monitor this thread and update the wiki accordingly? Updating 3 different things (the original post, a new post in the thread, and the wiki) could prove... cumbersome.
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    Great job carrot! You practically live in CPF! haha.. I thought my post count was impressive for the short time I was here but yours looks more promising!

    Maybe it'd be easier if they opened up a new "Story" sub-Forum in General Lights or wherever, and with your great help n gathering so many stories, it might be easier for them to move everything there and new stories can be started there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LEDcandle
    Great job carrot! You practically live in CPF! haha.. I thought my post count was impressive for the short time I was here but yours looks more promising!
    Yeah... It's practically an obsession. I wake up; check CPF. Bored in class; check CPF. During break; check CPF. I happen to do other things too, but whenever I'm at a computer (which is *a lot*) I end up checking CPF and I thought I should be a little productive and compile this list.

    Maybe it'd be easier if they opened up a new "Story" sub-Forum in General Lights or wherever, and with your great help n gathering so many stories, it might be easier for them to move everything there and new stories can be started there.
    But then I'd be out of a job...
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    Jim - Have lights, lead, and steel will travel

    The heck with runtime. I just want to hold the sun in my hands!! Brighter is Better!

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    Due to a Safari crash I lost the huge post I was typing up containing more links... luckily I was able to salvage some links.

    What's new?
    E2 saves the day - unfortunately
    How many converts have you made this year?
    Home invaders not deterred by lights.
    Flashlight story
    Yet another flashaholic moment
    Why are you carryiing so many flashlights?
    Eastern power outages (8/14 - the ONLY thread) -- the August 2003 blackout thread I've been looking for
    Ever dream about a flashlight?
    A Flashaholic's Dream... Almost
    I used my flashlight for self defense last week.

    I tried to get through page 15 of the Café archives... too tired. So I stop here. Enjoy!
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    This is such a great thread!
    (and I imagine it's a lot of work too!)
    Good job, carrot!

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