My (home) survival flashlight is something simple and robust. A CMG Infinity. All the other lights I have are conveniences, not necessities. I would be more worried about food, water, shelter, etc. in a survival situation. Lights are nice, but not essential in my mind. To handle an "extended inconvenience" situation, I'd probably vote for the well rounded SL 4AA LED with extra batteries. With an Infinity (regular or Ultra) as a backup.
If I had to drastically reduce my collection, I'd want to keep:
- Streamlight Propolymer 3c w/ 10 LEDs (great flood that will run for many, many hours)
- Mini-m@g w/ Opalec (perfect small task light)
- Streamlight Scorpion (for throw - rarely used)
- Inova X5T (great little utility light)
The way I see it the Proppolymer 3C and Opalec would be used the most. "C" and "AA" cells are cheap so I keep a good stock of them (lithium AA's, of course). Figure over twenty hours(??) on a set of batteries in the 3C and atleast ten hours per set in the mini-mag and I'm looking at enough light to see me through almost and disaster in my neck of the woods (north metro Atlanta).
The other two lights are occasional use, so being CR123 based shouldn't be a problem. I usually keep at least 20 SureFire 123 batteries in reserve anyway... These lights are for situations when I either need long throw (Scorpion) or something brighter than the Opalec but not as big as the 3C (X5T).
If I actually owned a headlamp or lantern they'd be on the list too. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
OK, OK, I just read haertig's post above mine and I'd have to agree. Of the lights I have I could really get by with just my Propolymer 3C for room lighting and my Arc AAA LE for everything else. But, that just wouldn't be as fun. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]