What did you use your flashlight for today?

bykfixer

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Next to where I work they moved a building 25 feet. It now sits on wooden blocks while the contractor digs a basement.

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The other day I thought I saw the workers underneath the building playing cards at lunch.

Tonight I took a photo of the table and chairs to prove to myself it had actually happened.
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CHNeal

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Took the dogs out at 0430 then took the trash cans to the curb. Watched the usual fox chased from the yard ( I swear he enjoys this game). I then spotted him watching me from the shadows of the across the street garage as I moved the cans.
 

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I’ve been stuck home sick and in quarantine all week, and starting to get stir crazy. :mad:

I have at least been playing with different lights to take the pup out at night and in the dark of the morning. Now I have a malkoff MD2 with an M61N and a high/low switch to play with, that one puts a smile on your face.
 

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Checked to see how well my little home made reflector for my car cover works with a Maglite ML50LX.
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Works great.
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15 lumens at 100 feet.
So an approaching car should see it easily.

Ordinarily it's not parked on the street like that but it needs to be for a few nights while I have tree work done.
 
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richbuff

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The second floor mens' room urinal was clogged. I cut out five feet of vertical ABS drain pipe, and shined my D4V2 W2 in one end of the pipe, to see how much it was clogged. Only a little bit of light came out the other end of the pipe.
 

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A friend bought and brought some 18650 hedlamp to work with ($4.3 for pcs).
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On the 18650 itself, there are no identification marks or capacity, although the website indicated that 3400 mah. I put my proven 18650 2600 mah battery with protection in 6PX and noted the operating time at a high level, it consumes 1 ampere at the beginning, it works for 2.3 hours until the overdischarge protection is turned on, the minimum amount of lux is detected on the application in the phone before disconnecting. Then they put down an unknown battery, turned it on and watched until the amount of lux was equal. Unknown person worked for 50 minutes. Not the most accurate way of measuring, but it show the battery capacity is slightly less than stated.
 

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Took another hike up Black Mountain in Ramona, CA. This time of year, you have to start when it’s tolerably warm and get up and down as fast as you can before you freeze your butt off. I started just before noon. Got to the very top (by the weather station, 7.5 miles) before 3:30 p.m. Total time up was 3 hours 24 minutes. I took no sit down breaks the entire hike up so I made great time. Took about a 20 minute break at the top to change socks, have a snack, and drink some Gatorade. Started back at about 3:45. Got to about an hour from the trailhead before it got dark. Used my Nitecore HC60 v.2 with some time on the 250, 450, and 1200 lumen settings to get back. Time down was 2 hours 34 minutes and again, took no sit down breaks on the way down. Total hike time up and back was 5 hours 58 minutes for 15 miles. I beat my last time by 2 minutes and added 0.4 miles to the hike (that section usually takes 20-30 minutes round trip).
 

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Wildcat sans-diffuser for a 7 mile trail walk before dawn this morning. About 8 hours / 27 miles of dark trail walking with this light this week on the same set of 2300 mah18500 cells, I couldn’t be more pleased. Granted I prefer walking without the light on 60-75% of the time and only use my light to spot foxes and coyotes so just bursts of full power but when the trail is covered with debris the low is amazing to navigate by.
 

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This week I took a nasty spill when my leg snagged on a completely unlocked grate door that houses the gas valve for one of the blocks in my apartment complex. It swung open, blocking me from finding my footing all the way, and down I went until I could grab onto the fence on the opposite side. Ripped the bag with the food order I went to collect and everything; I was VERY lucky that the packages didn't spill the food all over the sidewalk. :rant:

After cussing up a monsoon, I picked everything, nabbed my Lumintop EDC01 and went back down there to ziptie the stupid [EXPLETIVE REDACTED] grate shut, like it should've been from the start. There are plenty of old people in the complex and the block in question is precisely the designated handicapped block, I couldn't let that tripping hazard stand.
 

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Jean-Luc,
I always had a sense that I liked you, and this is a good example of why!

In today's day and age, it takes a certain caliber of person to go out of his way to help others. Not only that, but doing the selfless act, without any expectation of accolades, or renumberation.

Cheers to you my friend. :)

You just made my day. And you made me smile. :)
 

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My understanding is that he made a purposeful return trip with zip ties in hand.
"nabbed my Lumintop EDC01 and went back down there to ziptie"

If there was such a thing as zip ties during MacGyver's time on air, I am sure they would be in his bag of tricks even more than bubble gum. :)

I give more cudos to Jean-Luc for being willing to make the effort to make a return trip. (y)
 

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Jean-Luc,
I always had a sense that I liked you, and this is a good example of why!

In today's day and age, it takes a certain caliber of person to go out of his way to help others. Not only that, but doing the selfless act, without any expectation of accolades, or renumberation.

Cheers to you my friend. :)

You just made my day. And you made me smile. :)

My understanding is that he made a purposeful return trip with zip ties in hand.
"nabbed my Lumintop EDC01 and went back down there to ziptie"

If there was such a thing as zip ties during MacGyver's time on air, I am sure they would be in his bag of tricks even more than bubble gum. :)
Shucks, Poppy, put a blush on a grown man's face, why don'tcha 😊

Yes, you're correct, it was a return trip. Half out of concern for other people, and admittedly, half out of spite for the grate :crackup:

And yes #2, MacGyver would absolutely carry a small bag of cable ties. As long as you can thread them through or around, they're like reusable duct tape when you need to fasten two things together! I've used one to identify my earbuds so no one filches them at work, another to organize my bike's shifter and brake cables, and no doubt they'll see more use in the future. Super value little things, too, paid less than a dollar for a pack of the small ones I used in all 3 cases I mentioned and 2 bucks on a bigger set.
 

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Well folks, the thing we now call zip ties began as 2 piece metal cable ties in 1958. The one piece nylon kind ten years later, so MeGeyver could have used them if the chewing gum/duct tape thing didn't work out.

Cops used to use them in riot situations. They were abtly names riot cuffs. And somewhere in a place the sun sets fast they are keeping grandma safe.
 

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Well folks, the thing we now call zip ties began as 2 piece metal cable ties in 1958. The one piece nylon kind ten years later, so MeGeyver could have used them if the chewing gum/duct tape thing didn't work out.

Cops used to use them in riot situations. They were abtly names riot cuffs. And somewhere in a place the sun sets fast they are keeping grandma safe.
There was at least one of those June 6th rioters who carried a fist full of them. I wonder what was his plan?
 
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