- Aug 11, 2003
my ocd is keep worrying whats the best light to carry if we lost the power grid
You might be right. For years people in the forums have been preaching 'bout the .308, .223 and 12 gauge for "end of the world guns" 'cause of their availability, but here in Europe ever since the war in Ukraine, all those calibers have been out of stock almost everywhere & prices are soaring. Non-military calibers, less so. Whether this translates to batteries, who knows.This has been gone over before but… when SHTF or there is a major catastrophe going on AA,AAA,and D, will be gone in days. The only way to be truly prepared is to have your own stock or batterie. You can’t trust that any cell will be available when this happens.
I agree with you.One 18650 last longer than two CR123's so why not as long as they are kept charged up. They will loose charge slowly over time so it is good to have a few CR123's laying around but I have 10 year old 18650's that still take a charge. If you have a way to charge them in a grid down scenario like a solar panel/car battery I don't see a problem. In a long term survival situation you would end up running out of 123's anyways.