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Old 12-15-2009, 12:28 PM
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Re: Flashlight for multiple day backpack hunt???

All I use is a headlamp that runs on AA so I use the same batteries for all electronics. A flashlight is more equipment to keep track of and extra weight. I am a firm believer of ounces make pounds. I was pretty amazed to add up the weight of all the little things I would pack with me. I have been using a petzl but it had issues on my last hunt and I don't like it when a piece of equipment that I pack doesn't work perfect. I have a friend sending me the new Surefire headlamps to try out. If they are built like thier flashlights it could be the answer to all our broken headlamps.
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:23 PM
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Re: Flashlight for multiple day backpack hunt???

I am a bit over the top about lights, but there is only one Headlamp I trust my life to, the Stenlight:

Inner Mountain Outfitters

The new Surefire may also be in that category, but I haven't used one, and probably won't because the StenLight is so good!

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Old 12-16-2009, 07:55 PM
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Re: Flashlight for multiple day backpack hunt???

That is a pretty interesting website and $$$headlamps!

When I do use flashlights I generally use pelican. They run on AA, plenty of light and the batteries last long enough for me.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:20 PM
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Re: Flashlight for multiple day backpack hunt???

Another vote for the Princeton Tec. I usually carry 2 in my pack, I've had one for over 4 years now. The Princeton is a top shelf headlight no bones about it, powered by 3 AAA batteries and tough as they come.
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:10 PM
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Re: Flashlight for multiple day backpack hunt???

Thanks for the replies guys. I have a Princeton Tec headlamp that I bought like 10 years ago, it is still working very good. Just wanted to know what you guys use. I see that the new models of the Princeton Tec headlamps have improved a lot. The Apex model seems like a future buy for me.
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:57 AM
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Re: Flashlight for multiple day backpack hunt???

A yellow colored so I can find it easily Surefire G2 2 cell lithium battery LED flashlight it is very lightweight and gives off 85 lumins of light so is very bright/powerful and the batteries last a very long time, I also carry a battery pack that holds up to 6 spare batteries and 1 spare bulb assembly.

If I'm packing my Marlin 1895GS in 45-70 I also carry a Glock tactical light that uses the same batteries it attaches onto the rifle with a Wild West Guns light mount installed on the front of the mag tube.
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Old 03-30-2010, 02:51 PM
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Re: Flashlight for multiple day backpack hunt???

Fenix TK12 R5 Black (280 Lumens)
Look at these. The are very small and put out way more light than a triple D mag light. That is what I have.
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