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  1. Lumen83

    i think i was kidnaped and left in England

    (Formerly) Great Britain needs to get rid of this royalty crap and stop propping up the richest welfare recipients in history. Its obnoxious and hard to take them seriously.
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    help me how to make a cheap bicycle reliable please

    How about a decent light mounted on the bike? Much better for riding at night if need be. And I'm sure this forum has a lot of members who can comment on great ideas for bike mounted lights.
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    What’s your all time favorite flashlight?

    My first “real” flashlight, and still my nightstand light, the surefire Kroma.
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    Quick snake id

    That house would be on the market immediately if I lived there.
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    Red light and pests

    Red light does seem to attract insects less than white or blue light. I've heard that amber attracts them the least but have no experience with it. Those blue light mosquito zappers are great for killing moths, if you have a reason to kill moths. But mosquitos are attracted to the carbon...
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    Defensive use

    I've never used a flashlight to avert a threat. I've tried it on wild animals to see what they would do. They didn't really do much other than what they were doing in the first place. I don't think you could avert a threat from a two legged creature with the flashlight alone. But what I do...
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    4th jab today.

    I personally will not be taking any more shots unless they're being concocted by a bartender.
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    Tactical or Practical, which do you use most

    If what makes a tactical light tactical is the simple UI and ruggedness, then I prefer tactical. I don't like lights with complex UIs and extremely high outputs. I prefer a simple 6P for most work, and an EDCL1-T or anything with a surefire gas pedal UI for just about anything else.
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    right angled flashlights?

    The streamlight polytac 90x is a good light
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    At hoa meeting I'm so scared of crowds

    They're nervous too. Totally normal. You got this.
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    Daylight savings-gone

    I would like to stop changing the time. I like when its dark in the morning.
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    Surefire U2 Ultra XP-G2 mod

    Nitroz did an amazing job on two U2's for me. Wish he was still modding. Unfortunately I dropped one of them just right and shattered the lens. I really wish I could find one for it but they're nowhere to be found. can't make it for me either. If anyone has U2 parts or...
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    SureFire EDC1-DFT and EDC2-DFT

    Thank you for the great explanations, byfixer. That all makes a lot of sense. I didn't realize that "EDC" originated on the tactical side of things and made its way to the ordinary joe like me thereafter. The one thing I have to say though, is I find the EDCL1-T to have a very wide beam...
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    SureFire EDC1-DFT and EDC2-DFT

    It very well may be that way, too. I should retract my claims about the beam pattern. I have no real knowledge of what it is like. I'm assuming it is a really tight and narrow beam based on the high candella vs. lumens numbers, which I am also not an expert in, and one video on the turbo...
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    SureFire EDC1-DFT and EDC2-DFT

    Thats bad news probably for most of us. Decent UI for certain applications, but not one that many of us are going to appreciate for EDC. I was really excited to buy my first new production Surefire in years. But I'm going to have to pass.
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    SureFire EDC1-DFT and EDC2-DFT

    That will be a bummer for me. I'm sure the tactical community will be happy with it. But a narrow beam with a tight hot spot and a tactician UI doesn't make for much of an EDC light outside of a small percentage of the population using it for some type of duty/tactical/etc.. And that is fine...
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    SureFire EDC1-DFT and EDC2-DFT

    I'm really hoping they're two stage "gas pedal" switches. If so, I will buy one or maybe even two!
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    Anyone buying Chinese lights these days - now that Russia and China are committed BFF?

    I try to buy as little as possible from China because of the human rights issues but its nearly impossible to avoid Chinese products these days. My flashlight collection is 100% non-Chinese. I'll be honest though it wasn't really to boycott Chinese goods, its just that for flashlights I've...
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    Most carried light, only 1.

    Completely depends on the pants. Business pants, its going to be too big. Skinny jeans, not gonna happen. Relaxed fit jeans, its not that bad actually. I find myself wearing heavy duty work pants like duluth fire hose cargo pants almost all of the time these days. And the 6P just disapears...