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  1. Kestrel

    Looking for 12 volt LED lighting from a car battery - illumination for a shipping container cabin

    Hello, I need to hang some basic LED lighting in a shipping container cabin; the power source for now will be my extra 12V car battery - conveniently, the car battery format that goes in my Subaru Outback. (This way, I will be able to swap batteries in the field and also have an emergency backup...
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    Old emotes?

    An old thread that demonstrated many of the fun ones; https://www.candlepowerforums.com/threads/what-are-your-favorite-smilies.265238/ Edit: of course, the pic links are inoperative; I'm just illustrating how the varied assortment of forum smilies are being representated in the new software.
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    GM recalls every Chevy Bolt ever made due to a dangerous battery defect

    I read that GM is going to go after LG on this charge; $0.8B + $1.2B now with the revised recall.
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    Question on light battery combo for Alaska

    Hello HSO; While it is not exactly your query, I did a thread here (although some of the selections are a bit dated); good pics there tho, IMO. :) 'Ultralight' packing for Alaska 'bush flying' - pic heavy And BTW, I spent a year working in Bethel one month. :-P
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    Hoverboard incident

    After seeing the video w/ the mom watching the whole event from start to finish; "I didn't even think about grabbing one of our fire extinguishers until Craig rushed in with one!' Miner added in her post." :ohgeez: Good pics in the article BTW.
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    Single Cell CR123A Lights: What do you use?

    I expect there will always be a role for a couple of CR123 (primary) lights in my stable: a few SureFire L1's and a SureFire T1A Titan - neither of which should really be run with LiIons IMO. (Both of which are /outstanding/ designs which have a low likelihood of seeing comparable lights done in...
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    CR-123A Question

    and :welcome: lol
  8. Kestrel

    Hello from Oregon!

    :welcome: from another OR resident;
  9. Kestrel

    Samsung S7; Max microSD card size ?

    Does anybody really know ? I have a Galaxy S7, and want to purchase the largest microSD card it will address. I have seen 'official' numbers of 200GB or 256GB, and numerous posters online have claimed up 512GB. If anyone has firsthand knowledge re: actually trying in excess of 200GB, it would...
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    New stove: the GoSun solar oven

    Ah, thx for the bump Kitro; :wave: Funny timing; I was just out last week, car camping on my central OR property. I broke out the GoSun for an 8-pack of frozen grocery-store-type burritos; we pushed it on the first evening by setting up at 6:30 pm...
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    flashlight museum gone?

    Actually, it never was. :) There is an interesting story on a classical music composer (can't recall his name - which is one of the lessons to take away I guess :ironic:). He was modestly successful in his day (early romantic era IIRC), so that a wealthy patron created a library to house all of...
  12. Kestrel

    Headlamp Like First Gen Surefire Minimus

    There were also the SureFire-branded 3.0v rechargeables; they didn't really catch on (partly due to their low capacity), but that could be another option. :shrug:
  13. Kestrel

    Headlamp Like First Gen Surefire Minimus

    I feel for you, OP; while I have been running my flashlights on rechargeables for over 10 years, I am still running through a few CR123's per year using my SF Minimus Vision. It is otherwise such a perfect design, that I can't imagine SF or any other company making anything like them again. :-/...
  14. Kestrel

    In hosoital

    I can certainly say that everybody here is pulling for you, raggie.:grouphug:
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    Surefire MODs

    Re: Surefire U2 4oook Osram Square Is that a ~6v build or a ~3v build ? (I'm still loving your XML-EZW ~6v U2 mod. :))
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    Corona Virus... the second wave

    Freedom of action doesn't mean freedom from consequences.
  17. Kestrel

    War movies

    Thanks for that link; I've had the DVD for that documentary on my Amazon list for years but never got around to ordering it. :thumbsup:
  18. Kestrel

    Malkoff to euorpe (sweden)

    In my experience, the expense of shipping small packages to Europe is quite reasonable; as long as insurance coverage is declined - and both parties are cool with that. An option that is not really open to commercial sellers, as their business model wouldn't normally include assuming the risks...
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    Corona Virus... the second wave

    It would help if parties that declined the vaccination, would get notification that their insurers would refuse to pay for any subsequent COVID-related health care expenses; that would go a way towards solving a couple of problems.
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    What is the most reliable AAA keychain light?

    I've always thought that the most reliable 1xAAA light would be a pair of 1xAAA lights. ;)
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