Wind-Up 3-in-1 Light

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Wind-Up 3-in-1 Light

Postby LoneWolf » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:04 pm

Weather here is shit. Wind, rain, sleet, etc., causing blackouts, or at least threats of.

Got some standard supplies for a few days, torches, etc., but just in case got a couple of wind-up lights for emergencies.

Gives you a torch or lantern or flashing red light.

Counts as prep right ?
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Re: Wind-Up 3-in-1 Light

Postby Red Star » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:56 am

You get any snow at all? What temperature does it get down to usually at this time of year?
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Re: Wind-Up 3-in-1 Light

Postby UnderDude » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:27 am

It counts.
Grab some chem lights, long burning candles, and spare batteries. Tea lights burn for a couple of hours each
I picked up a battery powered LED lantern a few years back. The batteries are good for a week long camping trip and it comes with a keychain remote control.
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Re: Wind-Up 3-in-1 Light

Postby LoneWolf » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:51 am

Past couple of winters have been hellish. Ice-on-ice, too cold even for salt to take effect.

This year it is cold, but raining mostly. Vast areas flooded, though tending to be in England.

My house isn't ground level, stairs leading up to front and back doors 7'+, but no flooding in my area.

I reckon sales of dinghies/rowing boats will have went up, not for using on canals, but on flooded streets.
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Re: Wind-Up 3-in-1 Light

Postby LoneWolf » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:45 am

Finally put up some solar sensor lights and battery sensor lights in garden, instead of depending on just an electric one, as in a power cut, obviously the latter would be out of action.

Security is a must in total darkness.

One more job that counts I think.
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Re: Wind-Up 3-in-1 Light

Postby CavWarrior » Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:16 pm

LW, how long does it last and how long do you have to crank it? That sounded almost obscene. The light I mean.
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Re: Wind-Up 3-in-1 Light

Postby LoneWolf » Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:31 pm

Five mins cranking will give the torch over an hour.

Five mins cranking will give the lantern about half-an-hour.

Five mins cranking with give the red flashing light 10 hrs.

Obviously these will vary if opting to use this item's 3 light choices over the same period of darkness.

I got two of them, that way one will sit crank-charged and off, until the other dims, then change them over.

Got a mini, medium and large battery torches too, and with the back-up exterior sensor lights, power cuts wont seem so bad, having interior illumination and outside security.
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Re: Wind-Up 3-in-1 Light

Postby LoneWolf » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:59 pm

Not bug out gear per se, I guess more of a bug out library.

Went a bit book mad today and ordered some titles dealing with recent post topics -

Bug Out Bag.

Bug Out Vehicles And Shelters.

Rural Surveillance.

Sniping Manual.

Weapon Mounts For Secondary Armament.

Tractors And Trucks.

Silencers.


Wouldn't do any harm researching these subjects in case of a ZA.
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Re: Wind-Up 3-in-1 Light

Postby CavWarrior » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:27 am

LoneWolf wrote:Five mins cranking will give the torch over an hour.

Five mins cranking will give the lantern about half-an-hour.

Five mins cranking with give the red flashing light 10 hrs.

Obviously these will vary if opting to use this item's 3 light choices over the same period of darkness.

I got two of them, that way one will sit crank-charged and off, until the other dims, then change them over.

Got a mini, medium and large battery torches too, and with the back-up exterior sensor lights, power cuts wont seem so bad, having interior illumination and outside security.


Not bad. Does it run off batteries also and can it be recharged without cranking?
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Re: Wind-Up 3-in-1 Light

Postby CavWarrior » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:29 am

LoneWolf wrote:Not bug out gear per se, I guess more of a bug out library.

Went a bit book mad today and ordered some titles dealing with recent post topics -

Bug Out Bag.

Bug Out Vehicles And Shelters.

Rural Surveillance.

Sniping Manual.

Weapon Mounts For Secondary Armament.

Tractors And Trucks.

Silencers.


Wouldn't do any harm researching these subjects in case of a ZA.


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