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  1. ericjohn

    Garrity Flashlights have Fallen from Grace

    https://ericjohnmonier.com/2021/02/01/garrity-flashlights-have-fallen-from-grace/ Above is the link to this article as it appears on my blog So, for the past few weeks, I have been romanticizing the flashlights that were on the market during the mid-2000s decade. I had been highly fascinated...
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    A Review of the Maglite ML25LT LED Flashlight

    https://ericjohnmonier.com/2020/03/14/a-review-of-the-maglite-ml25lt-led-flashlight/ Above is the link to this review as it appears on my blog. Similarly to December of 2019 (but not as bad), money was tight again for February of 2020. I wasn't able to get out much or splurge much either...
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    Flashlight Solidarity and Fashion

    https://ericjohnmonier.com/2020/01/01/flashlight-solidarity-fashion/ Above is the article as it appears on my blog. I've been on Candle Power Forums since the Summer of 2011. I'm sure some of you on here remember my posts from back then. This post might give all of you a better appreciation...
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    A Review of the Streamlight Stylus Pro® Penlight

    There is nothing controversial that I know of in this review, so here it is submitted for the ADMIN's approval... https://ericjohnmonier.com/2019/11/07/a-review-of-the-streamlight-stylus-pro-penlight/ Above is a link to this review as it appears on my blog... In my late teens, I had first...
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    A Review of the Streamlight Pro Tac 2 AAA Tactical Penlight

    ATTN ADMIN: I had trouble posting this in the review section where it belongs. Please transfer it there if you see fit to do so... https://ericjohnmonier.com/2019/09/09/a-review-of-the-streamlight-pro-tac-2-aaa-tactical-penlight/ Right above is the link to this review as it appears on my...
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    A Review of the Pelican 1920 Pocket Sized LED Flashlight

    Here is the link to this review as it appears on my blog: https://ericjohnmonier.com/2019/07/03/a-review-of-the-pelican-1920-pocket-sized-led-flashlight/ I am not a practising tradesman anymore. I haven’t been doing that sort of work full time in a little over a decade. However, I know a...
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    A Review of the Midland WR-120EZ

    https://ericjohnmonier.com/2018/11/29/a-review-of-the-midland-wr-120ez-standby-tabletop-weather-radio/ ...Above is a link to this piece as it appears on my blog... I know I am several months late with it, but finally, I’m writing my review on the Midland WR-120EZ Standby Tabletop Weather...
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    My Interest in Pocket Sized “Industrial” Flashlights

    https://ericjohnmonier.com/2019/03/10/my-interest-in-industrial-pocket-sized-flashlights/ I have had a special fascination with pocket sized “Industrial” flashlights since 1994 at age seven. I have since transitioned to fancy the “Tactical” flashlights more, but the “Industrial” flashlights...
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    A Teenage Student Worker and His Eveready No. 1259 Flashlight (long winded.)

    Most of this came to me in a dream I had in February of 2012. I began writing in in 2014 and wrote the last piece in 2016. I hope you enjoy it. By the way below is the web address to these stories on my blog...
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    A Review of the Texas Instruments TI-12 Math Explorer

    https://ericjohnmonier.com/2018/10/16/a-review-of-the-texas-instruments-ti-12-math-explorer/ As with flashlights, I have had a lifelong fascination with calculators. I’ve frequently written about them in the past and I always carry one or two in my edc backpack. This piece will be me...
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    A Day at my Grandparents' (children's story I wrote)

    This is my first attempt at writing a children's book. It is heavily based on my childhood and yes there is a certain flashlight referenced in this story. It is told from the perspective of a five year old version of myself, which would mean it takes place in the year 1992...
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    A Review of the NiteCore MT20A

    https://ericjohnmonier.com/2018/11/16/a-review-of-the-nitecore-mt20a-led-flashlight/ I am NOT an aviator by any stretch of the imagination. I have only been on an aircraft four times and every time I was merely a passenger. However, I am quite well rounded on the subject of flashlights...
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    A Review of the Energizer® Hard Case® Professional LED Inspection Light

    This review is also on my blog: https://ericjohnmonier.com/2018/07/16/a-review-of-the-energizer-hard-case-professional-led-inspection-light/ Here it is without further a do: I am a self-taught computer technician. I’ve been working on computers, as a hobby but also out of necessity, since...
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    My Own Zombie Apocalypse (another story I wrote.)

    This came to me in a dream in the early morning hours of May 13, 2018. I wrote it the next day and posted it on my blog: https://ericjohnmonier.com/2018/05/14/my-own-zombie-apocalypse/ The flashlight that has a heroic role in this story is a Streamlight Pro Tac 2 AA, which I was edcing at the...
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    An Autumn Squall Line (another romance story that somewhat involves EDC gear.)

    BACKGROUND: I was inspired to write this in April of 2018 a few days after taking a trip to Uptown New Orleans. I wrote it on April 16, 2018 and rewrote it on August 11, 2018. https://ericjohnmonier.com/2018/08/11/an-autumn-squall-line/ The lantern mentioned in this story is a Coleman...
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    Vintage Brinkmann Q-Beam

    I had purchased a 2003 Buick Century from my Paw Paw earlier this week. I needed a car and my grandparents weren't using theirs, so they sold it to me. In the trunk was a vintage Brinkmann Q-Beam. It is powered off the vehicle's 12 volt electrical system and plugs into the ciagrette lighter...
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    My Own Zombie Apocalypse (Similar, yet Different from what I Usually Write)

    I stand on the carport of what used to be the house of my paternal grandparents in Louisiana. Suddenly, I am surrounded by a swarm of living dead human beings, all of who are demanding my brain. They are advancing on me. I reach into my pockets for any object to fight them off with. Thankfully...
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    A Short Romance Story involving EDC Gear

    I initially wrote this on February 3, 2018, but have had it floating around in my head since about 2014. It is also available on my blog. I hope everyone enjoys it, many of my Facebook friends did... Here it is: My girlfriend and I are going out with her friends, a married pilot couple...
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    I Ordered a NiteCore MT20A

    Earlier in the week I found a NiteCore MT20A on eBay for $36.44 and free shipping. If all goes well it should be arriving at my place in the mail tomorrow. This is the second NiteCore flashlight I purchase, my first being the MT06. I like it because it seems to be a much cheaper alternative...
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    My Interest in Swiss Army Knives (a Blog post)

    For a good bit of my life, I have had varying interests in Swiss Army Knives. This piece will tell you, the reader, of how I became interested in them and which ones I’ve owned over the years. I had first learned of a Swiss Army Knife while watching a rerun episode of The Simpsons. I was about...
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